Daily Deals: The Brimstone Wedding and The Westing Game plus Word Crank Elite

The Brimstone WeddingToday Amazon offers 2 books: The Brimstone Wedding by Ruth Rendell for $1.99 and The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) by Ellen Raskin for $2.99

1. The Brimstone Wedding

An elderly nursing home patient tells stories of her past that seem to mirror her caregiver’s life to a disturbing degree—and that’s before the stories take a deadly turn

Stuck in a loveless marriage and mired in a troubled affair, Genevieve Warner doesn’t have a friend in the world—until she meets Stella, a patient at the nursing home where she works as a caregiver. Whip smart and deeply familiar, Stella confides in Genevieve the story of her life, a story that builds toward a horrifying confession. As Genevieve’s own life slips helplessly down the same path, she desperately tries to turn away from a fate that seems inevitable.

Sensitive and heartbreaking, The Brimstone Wedding is a mysterious tale of mistakes repeated.

Some words about the Author

Barbara Vine is a pseudonym for Ruth Rendell. Barbara Vine has written A Dark-Adapted Eye, A Fatal Inversion, and No Night Is Too Long. She lives in England.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)2. The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

When an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will . . . and what a will it is!

Also you can read the following review of this book by a reaser:

The Westing Game was my favorite book as a pre-teen, so when I returned to it years later, my expectations were low. Was I wrong! This book might be accessible to younger readers, but no one who loves a mystery with incredible characters should miss this for the world.

While the plot centers around a less than run-of-the-mill whodunit, the book mainly focuses on the characters: each unique, bizarre, and ultimately endearing. The author manages to make them quirky without making them caricatures. The developing relationships between the ‘heirs’ as they attempt to unravel the mystery, is, I think, far more important than the mystery itself; they also develop in their sense of identity. These are all themes any adult can appreciate, woven into the story with humor and sly understatement, yet in effect deeply moving.

The plot is complex and suspenseful, layered so impenetrably that at least one surprise at the end is inevitable. Yet even when wrapped in the most logical of puzzles, the author never loses the human touch. There are many scenes portrayed with hilarious, touching absurdity; and Raskin is dead-on with her take on human nature, even when her depiction seems exaggerated.

Read it for a good chuckle–but in the end it may be more than that.” — Ilana Teitelbaum

Some words about the Author

Ellen Raskin is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Figgs & Phantoms, a Newbery Honor book. She died in 1986.


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