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Monday, December 31, 2012

A diamond, a box and tea bag staples

The Billionaire's CurseThe Billionaire's Curse by Richard Newsome
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Great-aunt Geraldine has died and all the nieces’ and nephews’ families from around the world have gathered. They all want to know what is their share of the Billionaires’’ wealth. Gerald could care less. He has never met his namesake and would rather be skiing with his mates. Gerald is stunned when the reading of the will reveals he has inherited the majority of the wealth.

As he learns about his distant aunt, Gerald discovers connections to a diamond, a legendary box, and tea bag staples. But what he really wants to know is if any of it has to do with Geraldine’s death. After a few close encounters with a tall, thin man who smells of bleach, Gerald teams up with the Valentine twins to find answers.

Richard Newsome is an Australian so there are definite British undertones in the storyline such as disinterested parents and bumbling cops. It is probably best for upper elementary to middle grade boys. While the storyline is interesting, I don’t think I’m curious enough to read more in the series.

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