Author(s): Richard Newsome
What do you do when you're a billionaire, you're thirteen and you've just discovered your family tree goes back a thousand years to a pact made by three brothers to carry three caskets to three secret locations and to protect them for centuries to come? What do you do when you know a bloodthirsty criminal holds the contents of one of those caskets and will stop at nothing to discover the others? 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 into a desperate quest to outwit a deadly cult, and to beat Mason Green to the Emerald Casket in a race against time and tide. With all the suspense, humour and twists and turns of The Billionaire's Curse, The Emerald Casket will delight readers waiting for the sequel and send new readers clamouring for the first book of the Billionaire series.
Richard Newsome was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, and now lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing for The Billionaire's Curse, which grew out of stories he made up for his children at bedtime - tales of kids getting up to mischief, tackling puzzles and solving crimes. The Emerald Casket is the second book in The Billionaire Trilogy and winner of the prestigious Esther Glen Medal.