By Ellen Raskin
A Newbery Medal Winner
"A supersharp mystery...confoundingly smart, and intensely funny." —Booklist, starred review
A strange chain of occasions starts off whilst 16 not going humans assemble for the studying of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And although nobody understands why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has selected a digital stranger—and a potential murderer—to inherit his tremendous fortune, on issues needless to say: Sam Westing should be dead…but that won’t cease him from taking part in one final game!
Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn e-book Award
An ALA outstanding Book
"Great enjoyable if you take pleasure in phantasm, note play, or sleight of hand." —The manhattan occasions booklet Review
"A attention-grabbing medley of observe video games, disguises, a number of aliases, and subterfuges—a difficult yet lucrative book." —The Horn Book
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What it ability, Mr. McSouthers, is that Sam Westing made his first mistake. ” 20 CONFESSIONS FRIDAY got here speedy to the Westing heirs. Too quick. Time used to be working out. Turtle skipped institution. She used to be in difficulty adequate, yet she may possibly construct her personal university and rent her personal form of academics as soon as she turned a millionaire. despite having Turtle at her aspect, vegetation Baumbach nonetheless stared on the ever-changing, never-ending tape from the sting of the chair, chewed what remained of her fingernails, and uttered an “Oh my! ” at any time when WPP glided by. At o’clock Westing Paper items offered at fifty-two money a percentage, its optimum rate in fifteen years. “Now, Baba. promote! ” Doug Hoo had a valid excuse from sessions: the following day used to be the massive tune meet. He jogged, he sprinted, he ran at complete speed—not at the tune, yet at the path of Otis Amber. backward and forward from the shopping mall to sundown Towers, repeatedly and back and . . . whats up, this can be a new path. Otis Amber parked his supply motorcycle in entrance of a rooming apartment and went within. Doug waited, hidden in a doorway around the road. And waited. humans got here and went, yet no Otis Amber. Doug jogged up and down the block for 2 hours. nonetheless no signal of Otis Amber. Doug was once chilly and hungry, yet a minimum of his ft didn’t damage anymore. final evening whilst he requested document Wexler concerning the blisters, the podiatrist instructed him to work out his father—his father, of everybody. yet these paper innersoles rather labored. At 5 o’clock Otis Amber skipped out of the rooming condominium, hopped on his bicycle, and again to sundown Towers empty-handed. Doug’s project used to be over, good, virtually over. the place used to be Theo? Theo used to be being patched up within the clinic emergency room after a moderate miscalculation in his “solution” scan. thankfully, nobody else was once round whilst the lab blew up. “You like fiddling with explosives, child? ” the bomb squad detective requested. injuries in high-school chemistry weren't strange, yet this pupil lived in sundown Towers. “I was once experimenting on chemical fertilizers,” Theo responded, wincing because the healthcare professional probed his shoulder for a tumbler shard. “The first bomb went off on your fogeys’ espresso store, correct? Your parents paintings you beautiful demanding, don’t they? ” “They paintings more durable than I do. Why the entire questions? Your captain acknowledged the sundown Towers explosions have been simply fireworks. ” “Sure they have been, yet bombers have a humorous behavior of getting in for higher and larger bangs. until eventually they get stuck. ” Theo had an alibi. He was once nowhere close to the Wexler condo the day the 3rd bomb went off. The detective grunted a caution approximately careless chemistry, yet Theo had already discovered his lesson. “Ouch! ” eventually the espresso store proprietor himself brought the up order. The pass judgement on got here correct to the purpose. “Mr. Theodorakis, inform me approximately your courting with Violet Westing. i've got cause to think a lifestyles is at risk or i wouldn't ask. ” It was once a query he had anticipated. “I grew up in Westingtown the place my father was once a manufacturing unit foreman. Violet Westing and that i have been, what you’d name, adolescence sweethearts.