The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Praise for The Westing
* "A supersharp mystery...confoundingly clever, and very funny."
, starred review
"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
Mr. Westing always loved a good joke, and so when he dies his will stipulates that his heir will only be found in a huge contest open to all the tenants of his building. Well written and well developed, this mystery will keep you guessing right to the end and includes many twists and turns. The characters are very realistic in their multi-level personalities, and the reader will enjoy playing along in this clever novel.