Westing Game


Author: Ellen Raskin

RASKIN, Ellen. The Westing Game. NY: E.P. Dutton [1978]. 8vo, [vi] 185pp. Red quarter cloth stamped in black with orange boards. Red endpapers; illustrated title page. Spine ends, corners, and lower edge a bit rubbed, light sunning at head of spine, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (½” closed tear at top of rear panel, lightest rubbing to spine ends, faint crease along bottom of rear panel, light crease down front flap, no medal 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 thing’s for sure: Sam Westing may be dead… but that’s not going to stop him from playing one last game! The basis for the 1997 feature film Get a Clue.