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 Matthew Bird 

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JackFruit Treasure Trap is a historical adventure fiction novel set in the 17th century. Suitable for ages 15+

A treacherous journey to uncover a precious family secret.

Rayleigh Edwards accompanies his cousin, Wethersby Thacker Jnr, across South and East Asia. They are tracking their grandfather’s clues to find a mysterious jade casket full of gems, the JackFruit Treasure.

But Wethersby’s brothers are in hot pursuit, impatient to trap the hoard for themselves.

With his last breath, their grandfather had whispered a warning, “It is a handsome treasure but cursed. Never be it grasped by any one man or one woman, for a long haunting death will surely follow….”


This is the first in the JackFruit Treasure series and Matthew Bird's first published book.

Watch the launch video.

Order the PAPERBACK here, or via Amazon (Kindle eBook, new format Paperback & Hardcover).

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Matthew Bird

Born in 1966 in Fife, Scotland, and brought up in Suffolk, England, Matt travelled extensively in-between his work for BOC Gases and Linde. Now retired, Matt resides in Thailand with his wife Pat and their young daughter Malissa Maya. A mathematician, and a bit of a perfectionist, he loves some of the simple pleasures of life and is often seen watering and weeding their garden farm - and eating the produce.


In May 2020, leaping into the unknown, Matt began writing for pleasure, inspired by Sunday Times best-selling author Michael Heppell and his team of budding authors on the Write That Book programme.

Matt's first fiction book, JackFruit Treasure Trap, subtly combines his passions of family and travel;

he secretly wants to be one of the pirates.

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