The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
reviewed by Lintaro
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is an enthralling novel about a reclusive billionaire who is murdered and then, according to the will, he invites his heirs to play a game that will decide the future of his vast fortune. Oh, and did I mention the murderer is among them? In this surprising gem of a book, there are many plot twists, moments of excitement and so on. This is a wonderful book I would recommend to anybody.
Librarian's notes: Ellen Raskin was also an artist who designed many book covers, including the dust jacket for the original edition of Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time .
The Westing Game won the 1979 Newbery Medal.
The original manuscript has been scanned and is available online. Take a look.