When Samuel Westing is mysteriously murdered, his will is read to discover the heir to his large estate. But instead of just one, an apartment-building full of people are chosen as heirs - but only if they can solve the riddle. Each pair is given clues, and if they can find out who murdered Sam Westing, they will be the heirs. A fascinating book that was a little complicated at first but grew to be very interesting as the clues were slowly deciphered. And the answer to the whole affair was a lot different than first expected. . .