"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred reviewA bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t 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 subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book
The reading of a will initiates a murder mystery in this 1979 Newbery Medal winner. Ages 10-up.
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The Westing Game
This book was a very well written intense mystery.That is a good book to read if your around 13. Although this is an excellent book it could be a little bit hard to understand. Overall this book is great and I recommend it to all people that like to read mysteries.
Read in middle school
Way too spendy
This is a great book and I would love to read it again, but it's too expensive. Lower the price and I will get it for sure