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By Ellen Raskin
A Newbery Medal Winner
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly smart, and extremely funny." —Booklist, starred review
A extraordinary chain of occasions starts off whilst 16 not likely humans assemble for the interpreting of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And although not anyone is familiar with why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has selected a digital stranger—and a potential murderer—to inherit his immense fortune, on issues needless to say: Sam Westing should be dead…but that won’t cease him from enjoying one final game!
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn publication Award
An ALA amazing Book
"Great enjoyable if you get pleasure from phantasm, note play, or sleight of hand." —The long island occasions e-book Review
"A attention-grabbing medley of be aware video games, disguises, a number of aliases, and subterfuges—a not easy yet lucrative book." —The Horn Book
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Sam Westing was once a very nice and significant guy. ” The funeral should be deepest. The executor of the Westing property stated the deceased asked that, in preference to vegetation, donations be despatched to Blind Bowlers of the USA. Turtle grew to become the web page of the newspaper, yet that used to be all. That used to be all? there has been no point out of the way the physique was once stumbled on. there has been no point out of the envelope propped at the bedside desk on which a shaky hand had scrawled: If i'm chanced on useless in mattress. She have been edging her manner opposed to the four-poster, studying the phrases within the beam of the flashlight, whilst she felt the hand, the waxy lifeless hand that lay at the purple, white, and blue cover. via her scream she had obvious the white-bearded face. She remembered operating, tripping over the billiard cue, falling down the steps, denting Sandy’s flask, and losing every thing else. there has been no point out of 2 suspicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the premises, or a flashlight, or a silver pass on a series. there has been no point out of prowlers; no point out of someone having noticeable a witch; no point out of footprints at the garden: music footwear and shoes measurement six. Oh good, she had not anything to worry (other than wasting her mother’s cross). outdated Mr. Westing most likely died of a middle attack—or pneumonia—it used to be drafty in there. Turtle concealed the folded newspaper in her table drawer, counted her black-and-blue marks within the reflect (seven), dressed, and got down to locate the 4 those who knew she were within the Westing residence final evening: Doug Hoo, Theo Theodorakis, Otis Amber, and Sandy. They owed her twenty-four funds. At midday the sixty-two-year-old supply boy all started his rounds. He had 16 letters to bring from E. J. Plum, Attorney-at-Law. Otis Amber knew what the letters acknowledged, simply because one used to be addressed to him:As a named beneficiary within the property of Samuel W. Westing, your attendance is needed within the south library of the Westing residence day after today at four p. m. for the examining of the desire. “Means previous guy Westing left you a few money,” he defined. “Just signal this receipt the following. What do you suggest, what does ‘posi tion’ suggest? It ability place, like a role. so much receipts have that to ensure the ideal individual will get the ideal letter. ” Grace Windsor Wexler wrote housewife, crossed it out, wrote decorator, crossed it out, and wrote heiress. Then she desired to recognize “Who else? what number? How a lot? ” “I ain’t allowed to claim not anything. ” the opposite heirs have been too surprised by way of the unforeseen legacy to hassle him with questions. Madame Hoo marked an X and her husband stuffed in her identify and place. Theo desired to signal the receipt for his brother, yet Chris insisted on doing it himself. Slowly, taking nice pains, he wrote Christos Theodorakis, birdwatcher. by the point the solar had set at the back of the sundown Towers car parking zone, Otis Amber, deliverer, had accomplished his rounds. five 16 HEIRS THE MARBLED SKY lay heavy at the grey nice Lake while Grace Windsor Wexler parked her automobile within the Westing driveway and strode up the stroll prior to her daughters. Her husband had refused to return, yet regardless of.