Richard Newsome

The Billionaire's Curse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Someone has stolen the world’s most valuable diamond and a constable lies unconscious in the British Museum, two sedative darts protruding from his backside.

Not something Gerald Wilkins knows or cares anything about.

Not until he finds himself on a private luxury jet heading for London to attend the funeral of a great aunt he has never met. Not until he inherits her estate, worth twenty billion pounds. Not until he opens a bundle of envelopes from his dead great aunt.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
Childrens
ISBN: 
9781921520570
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2009

Richard Newsome

Author Information
Newsome, Richard

About the Author

Richard Newsome was born in the small New Zealand river town of Wanganui.  Sensing there was no future for him there, he migrated with his family to Australia at the age of two.  His first job after leaving school was as a cadet journalist on the local newspaper where he honed his craft by chasing ambulances and police cars around the streets of the Gold Coast.  After stints on other newspapers and in radio and television with the ABC, he undertook university studies and graduated in economics at the University of Queensland.

THE BILLIONAIRE'S CURSE - Richard Newsome

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Billionaire's Curse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921520570
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Childrens
Young Adult
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2009

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From the Blurb:

Gerald has become the richest thirteen-year-old on the planet.  The world's most valuable diamond has been stolen, and it seems there has been a murder.  Now Gerald's life is in danger.

Opening Lines:

'Nothing ... is ... certain!'