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The Billionaire s Curse

Author : Richard Newsome
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The world's most valuable diamond has been stolen and its police constable guard lies unconscious in the British Museum, two sedative darts protruding from his backside. This isn't something Gerald Wilkins knows or cares about. That is, until he finds himself on a private jet heading to attend the funeral of a great aunt he never met. Or until he inherits her estate, worth a cool [20 billion, and he opens a bundle of notes from his dead great aunt. Was she murdered? Who stole the diamond and what is the mysterious casket that everyone's been looking for? Gerald's got a mystery to solve...

The Billionaire s Curse with Bonus Material

Author : Richard Newsome
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The Emerald Casket

Author : Richard Newsome
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Gerald, Sam and Ruby fly to India in Gerald's private jet for a holiday at the home of Alisha Gupta, looking forward to getting away from the exhausting business of stolen gems, bejewelled caskets, thieves and bumbling police officers. But their holiday soon turns to a desperate quest to outwit a deadly cult; it's now a fast-paced race to beat Mason Green to the Emerald Casket. Full of suspense, humour and twists and turns, The Emerald Casket is an exciting instalment in Richard Newsome's award-winning mystery trilogy.

Billionaire s Curse

Author : Richard Newsome
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Hello, Gerald. I hope this isn't too weird for you--a letter from beyond the grave! By now you are my heir and worth a good deal of money. I hope you don't mind. . . . I expect you've figured out that I was murdered. I would like you to find out who did it. Gerald Wilkins had only been hoping for a ski holiday, but plans change when a great aunt he's never met leaves him her entire estate worth twenty billion pounds!). Whisked by his parents to London, England, Gerald is given a letter and told not to open it until after the funeral. Now he's got a mystery to solve. With the help of his new friends, Sam and Ruby Valentine, Gerald follows the clues into secret passageways, a musty jumbled bookshop, an ancient crypt and a colossal cavern where the secret of a priceless treasure lies protected by deadly booby traps.

The House of Puzzles

Author : Richard Newsome
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• Richard Newsome won the 2008 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. His award-winning book, The Billionaire's Curse, was a major hit with younger readers in 2009, and was followed by The Emerald Casket in 2010, The Mask of Destiny in 2011 and The Crystal Code in 2012. • The novels have sold close to 25,000 copies in ANZ • Young readers will love the brain-rattling section where Gerald has to work his way through the mysterious House of Puzzles in New York, solving riddles in order to save the life of his friend Professor McElderry. • In The House of Puzzles Gerald is at school camp in the Scottish highlands for the next ten weeks. Ruby has her sights on the elusive Triple Crown and Gerald has his sights on, well, Ruby • This charming series was inspired by stories Newsome told his children as he put them to bed at night—stories of a boy billionaire and his adventures. They are ideal reading for 9-13 year olds • Rights to the first three novels have been sold in the US, Canada, Poland, Italy and Germany • 'If your aim is to foster a love of reading, there are a billion good reasons to stock your library with Richard Newsome's novels.' Primary Fiction Focus • The Billionaire's Curse won the Esther Glen Medal for children's literature in 2009 • Richard Newsome will be a guest at major writers festivals in 2014/15 • Richard Newsome was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, and now lives in Brisbane

The Crystal Code

Author : Richard Newsome
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Gerald Wilkins, the world's youngest billionaire, is about to get more than he expected for Christmas. Gerald, Ruby and Sam are meeting up with Alisha and Gerald's Australian school friend Ox for two weeks of snowboarding in the mountains of California. It's a dream vacation. But soon after they arrive - by helicopter, with Gerald's butler Mr Fry at the controls, of course - the private chalet is attacked. Gerald and the gang escape through a secret passage, only to be pursued on snowmobiles by men with guns across frozen lakes and into the path of a cascading avalanche. Could this be the work of Gerald's nemesis Sir Mason Green, recently escaped from prison? Or is someone else behind the attack? Does the old dry cleaning ticket Gerald found amongst Green's belongings hold the key? And how does an invitation to join the secretive Billionaire's Club land Gerald in so much trouble? Join Gerald and his friends in the USA, the Czech Republic and a tiny island in Sweden for a new thrilling adventure. After all, with all that money, there's got to be more to the story.

The Curiosity Machine

Author : Richard Newsome
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The Billionaire Series Book 6. With the strange plans for an even stranger machine in his possession, along with a coded message from a long-dead castaway that could be the key to unlocking its secrets, Gerald finds himself at the centre of a web of mystery and danger. Masked gunmen have taken over his luxury yacht. His parents have been kidnapped. And one of his closest friends has betrayed him. His old enemy Sir Mason Green seems to be pulling all the strings. Or is he? Gerald, Ruby, Sam and Felicity take off on their final exciting adventure, from glaciers to jungles and the depths of the Pacific Ocean to an island teeming with the most bizarre creatures on earth. Richard Newsome lives in Brisbane with his family. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for The Billionaire’s Curse, the first book in the acclaimed Billionaire series. It was soon followed by The Emerald Casket, The Mask of Destiny, The Crystal Code, The House of Puzzles, and, finally, The Curiosity Machine, which brings the boy billionaire’s thrilling adventures to a satisfying close. ‘Move over, Tomb Raider, and stand back Indiana Jones. Gerald and his friends are hot on the action and exotic adventure in this pacey final installment of the Billionaire series.’ Reading Time ‘Ridiculously entertaining fun...A fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek romp.’ Magpies

The Mask of Destiny

Author : Richard Newsome
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More money, more mystery and more murder. Will Gerald ever be able to enjoy his billions? The police have finally caught the evil murderer Sir Mason Green. The third casket and whatever treasure it contains can remain a secret, just as the Fraternity wished, and Gerald can relax and enjoy his billions. Or can he? At his trial, Green drops dead in the dock. Forensic testing shows-that he was poisoned by a dart, and Gerald’s DNA is on the blowgun. Then a mysterious cat woman steals the key to the third casket—a mysterious woman with a store of poison darts, who happens to be Sir Mason Green’s niece, Charlotte. Now Gerald is on the run with Ruby and Sam, wanted for murder. Can they beat Charlotte to the ruby casket and prove that she killed Green? Their quest takes them to caverns beneath the island castle of Mont St. Michel in France, locked rooms in the Vatican and the ancient hidden city of Delphi in Greece to discover the secret of the three caskets and the great power they hold.

My Billionaire s Curse

Author : J Armour
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Claire is a twenty - six year old financial analyst. She takes a position in a new place and her new boss is obsessed with a certain billionaire. Claire realizes that this billionaire has a dangerous secret. A romance develops, what will she do?

The Billionaire s Ploy

Author : Allie Burton
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