Synopses & Reviews
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." Booklist, starred review A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westings will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual strangerand a possible murdererto inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead
but that wont stop him from playing one last game!
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book
"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." The New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfugesa demanding but rewarding book." The Horn Book
When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will...and what a will it is!
This Newbery Medal-winning novel now features updated cover artwork. When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, 16 very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will . . . and what a will it is.
About the Author
Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. She was the author of several novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game, the Newbery Honor-winning Figgs and Phantoms, The Tattooed Potato and other clues, and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel). She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L'Engle's classic A Wrinkle in Time. Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City.