The Westing Game
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978. Octavo, original red cloth with black lettering over orange paper boards, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket designed by Raskin, with no Newbery medal affixed.
First edition of Raskin's dizzying comic mystery, winner of the Newbery Medal for 1979. Samuel Westing, a reclusive millionaire, leaves an unconventional will, drawing an apparently random group of neighbors into a search for his own killer. “Who were these people, these specially selected tenants? They were mothers and fathers and children. A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake." A fine copy.