by Ellen Raskin
Eccentric millionaire Sam Westing has no heir, or rather, he has sixteen of them. These heirs must participate in the game set out in the old man’s will if they want a chance to win the whole inheritance.
This is a fun and intriguing puzzle mystery with a kooky cast of characters, including a high school track star, an 11-year-old investing genius, a lawyer, a bomber, and a thief. I really enjoyed it, though there were times I had trouble keeping everyone straight. When I finished, I wanted to go right back to the beginning to see the clues I’d missed.