Grace Windsor Wexler, heiress James Shin Hoo, restauranteur 6. A definite must-read for elementary school kids, and a recommended read for adults who missed reading this gem when they were in school. Used to investigating crimes, her goal in the game is to find the past of every heir. What other kinds of places could a story like this take place? I felt like maybe it dragged a tiny bit in the back half of the second act, but I think that's just me getting ahead of the narrative, and being a little out of the demo. Berthe Erica Crow, Good Salvation Soup Kitchen Otis Amber, deliverer 7.
What did Theo and Angela confide to each other? In the two weeks that follow, the pairs each go about this Westing game, interpreting their clues in very different ways as well as trying to find out the clues of other pairs. More clever than funny with a strong ending. Turtle thinks the will means they should play the stock market. We know he was married, but his relationship fell apart when his only daughter died. She is known for distrusting everyone. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of 16 heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death, by participating in and solving a puzzle game, in order to inherit his fortune.
Synopsis Realtor Barney Northrup rents out the apartments of the newly-constructed Sunset Towers to a select group of tenants that includes the Wexler family podiatrist Jake, wife Grace, daughters Angela and Turtle , the Theodorakis family coffee shop owner George, wife Catherine, sons Theo and Christos , the Hoo family restaurant owner James Shin, second wife Sun Lin, son Douglas , Judge Josie-Jo Ford, secretary Sydelle Pulaski, and dressmaker Flora Baumbach. He's tremendously patriotic and, as we can see from the game he designed for his heirs to play, he's very, very clever. The morning after the party, some heirs meet in the coffee shop to go over their clues, and Sydelle gets her copy of the will back. But she finished, liked it, and all is well. Having his college education financed by Judge Ford, he meets a girl named Shirley during his first year. Their mother always liked Angela better, and Turtle lacked Other than the race to win the game, Turtle had to break free of her sister's shadow.
This may be one of the books I've reread most in my life. My brain is still feeling a little tingly. I braided my hair like Turtle's and liked whirling around and using them as weapons against boys coming in for the kisschase win. What do we learn about them here? Click on a plot link to find similar books! Other than the race to win the game, Turtle had to break free of her sister's shadow. Westing or the other heirs. It somehow fits every age group - I appreciate it just as much now as when I was ten. The plot is not simple but the easy, straightforward way the author writes her story helps the reader keep up with all the twists and turns in the book.
Southers is one of her best friends. There are 8 teams, each team has a set of clues and together they must understand them. Doug's partner Theo tells Doug to follow Otis Amber because they were suspicious of him. Turtle realizes Westing was four people three of them were Westing, Barney Northrup, and Sandy… and she knows who the fourth one is. The other people called in are Otis Amber, the delivery boy; Dr. The story involves 16 seemingly unrelated heirs of reclusive businessman Sam Westing and his challenge to figure out the secret of his death.
Together you must find out who Mrs. While the mystery and the puzzles are fun and wonderfully clever, it's the characters that really make this novel. This time Sydelle's hurt and taken to the hospital they're not snowed in anymore. Not that many characters realize that she is scared of not obeying Grace's every command. Untying such a complicated concoction takes more than just one neat little ending, right? A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Quite the clever little yarn you've spun. .
Eventually, it is revealed that she truly does not have a connection to Sam Westing, as Westing's lawyer mistakenly recruited her instead of a woman named Sybil Pulaski. J Ford was ready to defend Crow. Theo causes a lab explosion, and then discovers that Otis and Crow work at a soup kitchen. Remembered this from my childhood and re-read it the other day. I've helped raise a responsible adult.
Reminded me of Agatha Christie in a way. The same follows that if one player plays a Single that all other players pass on, he may then play a 2 , and then follow it with a Bomb or Killa. Both die within a week of one another two years before Sandy does. The tenants all move in that September. Barney Northrup selects tenants for the apartments who are families, professionals, and secret-keepers: Grace, Jake, Angela, and Turtle Wexler; Mr.
You have to use its kinds, like a single over single or double over double, you get the idea. He dies briefly before the story concludes, being succeeded in the company by his wife. Samuel Westing has invited 16 heirs to play in his game. McSouthers is notable for his knowledge of Sunset Towers'. Jake Wexler and Theo were my absolute favorites.