Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Westing Game

The Westing Game is by Ellen Raskin. An entertaining mystery involving 16 bizarre characters, a rich old man, his $200 million dollar estate, and a game he wants to play with his 16 heirs. Was Samuel Westing murdered by one of the heirs? If so, by which one? The judge? The deli owner? The owner of the Chinese restaurant or his wife? The door man or the cleaning lady? Or one of the other strange and amusing characters found in this delightful tale? This tale is reminiscent of Christie's And Then There Were None and Clue on steroids. A little slow in places, but a fun read. Good luck solving the puzzle yourself.

Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10.

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