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A Newbery Medal Winner

“A supersharp mystery…confoundingly clever, and very funny.” –Booklist, starred review

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, on things for sure- Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!

Winner of the Newbery Medal
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
An ALA Notable Book

“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 Book

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