The Westing Game / Ellen Raskin

Looking for a good mystery filled with puzzles and wacky characters?  Look no further than Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1979.  When sixteen people are called from their homes in Sunset Towers to the Westing house following the death of multi-millionaire Sam Westing, they are given clues that they must use to solve the mystery of Sam Westing’s death.  In order to claim their inheritance, they must figure out who took his life before time runs out.  This gripping mystery is recommended for readers in grades 5 and up.

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