The Westing Game is about 16 people who are brought together because they are all mentioned as heirs in a very rich businessman’s (Samuel Westing) will. And they can only inherit his fortune of $200,000,000 if they can solve the mystery of his murder.
The heirs are paired together and given a set of clues and $10,000 to help them solve the mystery. The clues were pretty tough and didn’t make a lot of sense at first, as we see more information, it becomes a little bit easier to figure out.
The book is really exciting. We don’t know who the murderer is or who will solve the mystery until the very end. There is a lot of action: bombs go off, people are poisoned, and some people even die. Some characters lie, not many are telling the truth, so there are a lot of twists and turns in the story. At different parts of the story, I thought different people had murdered Mr. Westing, and I kept changing my mind.
My favorite character was Otis, the delivery boy. Or was he really a delivery boy????????
I loved this book, everybody should read it. It is a good mystery.