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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Mysteries + Detective Stories
Series Title: Puffin Modern Classics
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Ellen Raskin
Street Date: April 1, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0969
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The Westing Game
4 out of 5 stars
Unknown — 2 years ago
Westing Game is a perfect book for people grade 4 and above who love reading mysteries. This book is about a man, Sam Westing, who is murdered by one of the “16 heirs”. The heirs are divided into pairs of 2, each given a number of clues to solve the mystery. The heirs take on an adventure of their l...see moreof the reviewer's review