The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

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Product Description A Newbery Medal Winner"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny." —Booklist, starred review  A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game! Winner of the Newbery Medal Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award An ALA Notable Book     "Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review"A fascinating medley of word games, disguises, multiple aliases, and subterfuges—a demanding but rewarding book." —The Horn Book Review "A supersharp mystery . . . Confoundingly clever, and very funny." About the Author Ellen Raskin was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and grew up during the Great Depression. She was the author of several novels, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game, the Newbery Honor-winning Figgs & Phantoms, The Tattooed Potato and other clues, and The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel). She also wrote and illustrated many picture books and was an accomplished graphic artist. She designed dust jackets for dozens of books, including the first edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time. Ms. Raskin died at the age of fifty-six on August 8, 1984, in New York City. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Table of Contents Title Page Copyright Page Dedication Introduction   Chapter 1 - SUNSET TOWERS Chapter 2 - GHOSTS OR WORSE Chapter 3 - TENANTS IN AND OUT Chapter 4 - THE CORPSE FOUND Chapter 5 - SIXTEEN HEIRS Chapter 6 - THE WESTING WILL Chapter 7 - THE WESTING GAME Chapter 8 - THE PAIRED HEIRS Chapter 9 - LOST AND FOUND Chapter 10 - THE LONG PARTY Chapter 11 - THE MEETING Chapter 12 - THE FIRST BOMB Chapter 13 - THE SECOND BOMB Chapter 14 - PAIRS REPAIRED Chapter 15 - FACT AND GOSSIP Chapter 16 - THE THIRD BOMB Chapter 17 - SOME SOLUTIONS Chapter 18 - THE TRACKERS Chapter 19 - ODD RELATIVES Chapter 20 - CONFESSIONS Chapter 21 - THE FOURTH BOMB Chapter 22 - LOSERS, WINNER Chapter 23 - STRANGE ANSWERS Chapter 24 - WRONG ALL WRONG Chapter 25 - WESTING’S WAKE Chapter 26 - TURTLE’S TRIAL Chapter 27 - A HAPPY FOURTH Chapter 28 - AND THEN . . . Chapter 29 - FIVE YEARS PASS Chapter 30 - THE END? Sunset Towers The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange! Sunset Towers faced east and had no towers. This glittery, glassy apartment house stood alone on the Lake Michigan shore five stories high. Five empty stories high. Then one day (it happened to be the Fourth of July), a most uncommon-looking delivery boy rode around town slipping letters under the doors of the chosen tenants-to-be. The letters were signed Barney Northrup. The delivery boy was sixty-two years old, and there was no such person as Barney Northrup. . . .         “In [The Westing Game] the author shows once more that no one can beat her at intrigue, at concocting marvelous absurdities.” —Publishers Weekly OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE IN PREMIUM EDITIONS: SPEAK Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, U.S.A. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3 (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada Inc.) Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Penguin Ireland, 25 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (a division of Penguin Books Ltd) Penguin Group (Australia), 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia (a division of Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd) Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi - 110 017, India Penguin Group (NZ), 67 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, North Shore 0632,


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