April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Sam Westing is dead...killed by one of his 16 heirs, all of whom are residents of the Sunset Towers apartment building. Following the instructions laid out in Westing's will, the 16 heirs are split into eight teams of two. Each team is then given four mysterious clues that they must use to discover who among them is Westing's killer. The winning team will inherit Westing's entire fortune--$200 million. Tensions rise as the heirs compete against each other, especially when it seems that in addition to a killer, the apartment building is also home to a thief and a mad bomber. Clever readers can also play the Westing Game--and they might win, as only they will have access to the clues held by all 16 of the Westing heirs. Winner of the 1979 Newbery Medal.
Author: Ellen Raskin
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Mysteries + Detective Stories
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Mysteries + Detective Stories, General
- Age: 9-12 years
- Publisher: Puffin
- Pages: 224
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 1, 2004
- Author: Ellen Raskin
- Newbery Medal , Children's , 1979
- Online Item #: 12814022
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0969
- ISBN: 9780142401200
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported