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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Newsome Narrator: James Clam Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Billionaire Series Release Date:
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Gerald Wilkins never considered himself a particularly exceptional thirteen-year-old. But that was before he inherited twenty billion pounds, a Caribbean island, a yacht, and three estates from a great-aunt he never knew. With this fortune, however, comes a letter. One from his great-aunt Geraldine. One that tells Gerald that she was murdered, and that it's up to him to find out why.

Along with his friends Ruby and Sam, Gerald embarks on a journey that will lead him from the British Museum to dodgy social clubs for the disgustingly rich to mansions in the English countryside to secret places far underground. Who was Geraldine Archer? And what secrets was she hiding? Unless Gerald, Sam, and Ruby can find out before the killer does, they may be next.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There’s no letup in the pacing, and all the tried-and-true mystery elements add up to an Anthony Horowitz–style romp.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Richard Newsome’s just-debuted adventure series tracks a resourceful Australian boy and his friends as they span the globe, searching for the keys to a dangerous mystery. A new series to watch.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The brisk pacing and easy camaraderie between Gerald, Ruby, and Sam should ensure that young readers have a blast.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Selection for the Summer 2010 Kids'Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gemma Taylor | 2/18/2014

    " This book was an alright novel. The reviews say it is action-packed, but I'm not sure if I can agree. I thought the events ended to short and the problems could of escalated better. Altogether it was an average book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angela | 2/13/2014

    " A kid with horrible Dursley-like parents inherits a billionaire's fortune and with it the request that he find the person who killed his great aunt. This is the first in a series so, while the murder mystery is solved, several questions and villians are left hanging--sure to return in the sequel. Our main character lucks into a pair of boy/girl twins who become his fast friends and sleuths-in-arms, also adding comic squabbles and character traits to the story. A fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Wenzel | 2/10/2014

    " I love the writing style and the mystery aspect of this book, but there are still some younger aspects to it, reminding me a bit of the Percy Jackson series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sara Beth | 2/6/2014

    " needed something light to read, check. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome is the author of the Archer Legacy series: The Billionaire’s Curse, The Emerald Casket, and The Mask of Destiny. In researching the trilogy, Richard traveled to England, India, France, Italy, and Greece, visiting many of the historical sites featured in the books. He lives with his family in Brisbane, Australia.