Review: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Title: The West­ing Game (Ama­zon, Goodreads)
Author: Ellen Raskin (Ama­zon, Goodreads)
Series: None
Pub­lisher: Puf­fin
Genre: Young Adult, Mys­tery
For­mat: Paper­back
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.

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