Title: The Westing Game (Amazon, Goodreads)
Author: Ellen Raskin (Amazon, Goodreads)
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery
Source: Purchased from Half-Price Books
When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, 16 very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will–and what a will it is.
I read this as a child and was recently reminded of it. I sought out a good condition used copy for my collection as it is definitely a book I want my children to read. I’ve read this so many times, you’d think I would remember who the murderer is and how it was done, but even with this read, some things were familiar, but it was still a surprise in the end.
This is a good mystery with some unique characters and an interesting set of circumstances surrounding their arrival at Sunset Towers. It reminds me of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie which is also an excellent mystery.
If you read this as a child, re-read it. If you haven’t read it yet, pick it up. I re-read it in an evening and it is well worth your time.