The Westing Game

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Author: Ellen Raskin

RASKIN, Ellen. The Westing Game. NY: Dutton [1978]. 8vo, [vi] 185pp. Red quarter-cloth stamped in black with orange boards. Red endpapers. Lower spine end a bit pressed, tiny tear to cloth at top of front board where it meets the spine (may be a manufacturing defect, rather than due to wear), else a near fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slight edge wear, medal not affixed).

First edition. 1979 Newbery Medal Winner! 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, one things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!