For over twenty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. It has sold over one and a half million copies. This highly inventive mystery involves sixteen people who are invited to the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. They could become millionaires-it all depends on how they play the tricky and dangerous Westing game, a game involving blizzards, burglaries, and bombings Ellen Raskin has created a remarkable cast of characters in a puzzle-knotted, word-twisting plot filled with humor, intrigue, and suspense.
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.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Mysteries + Detective Stories
- 9-12 years
- Reprint, Reissue
- June 1, 1997
- June 1, 1997
- Ellen Raskin