Annotations for Westing Game


Baker & Taylor
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.

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Penguin Putnam

"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. 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

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Penguin Putnam
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!




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