Study Guide

The Westing Game Characters

By Ellen Raskin

Turtle Wexler

We're just going to say it: we're 100% #TeamTurtle. This is the girl we all wish we had as a best...

Angela Wexler

We'll admit it: any time a female character is described in terms of their looks we start rolling...

Grace Windsor Wexler

If you're anything like us, you have a really confusing opinion of great white sharks. On the one...

Theo Theodorakis

Theo's the kind of person who gives his half of $10,000 to his parents. Who does that? A really...

Chris Theodorakis

Guys, if you finish reading The Westing Game with just one epiphany, let it be: "Don't judge a...

Sandy McSouthers

The name Sandy evokes a few very different things: a bobby socks-wearing 1950's teen, a shaggy...

Dr. Denton Deere

Dr. Deere is kind of a mystery. At first, it seems like he's only included in the game...

Otis Amber

Otis proves that not everyone is who they seem to be in The Westing Game. We intially think that...

Berthe Erica Crow

If you thought "Wow, crows are pretty much the most ominous bird around," or "Yikes. Crows are...

Sydelle Pulaski

Sydelle Pulaski is a mistake. Well, that's not all she is, but that's supposedly her biggest role...

Flora Baumbach

Flora is a divorced seamstress who now lives alone. She's hired to make Angela's wedding dress...

Mr. Hoo

Mr. Hoo is a frustrated inventor who ends up running a Chinese restaurant. He seems concerned...

Madame Hoo

Madame Hoo spends a lot of the book without a voice. She emigrated from China as Mr. Hoo's second...

Doug Hoo

Doug's a high school senior who Turtle thinks is pretty cute... even though he teases her and...

Sam Westing

Even though we don't really meet Sam Westing as "Sam Westing" during the course of the book, we...

Barney Northrup

We know from the start that Barney Northrup is not a real person, but we don't find out who's...

Julian R. Eastman

Mr. Eastman is the chairman of the board of Westing Paper Products Corporation. Spoiler: He's not...

Ed Plum

Ed Plum is the inexperienced, youthful lawyer Westing chooses to handle his will. Judge Ford is...

George Theodorakis

George isn't actually a player in the Westing Game. He's the former boyfriend of Violet Westing,...

Catherine Theodorakis

Catherine isn't a player in the Westing game. She's the mother of two players, Theo and Chris,...

Dr. Sikes

Dr. Sikes is Westing's friend (and fellow plotter) who's in the car accident with him, and helps...

Rosalie Baumbach

Rosalie is the deceased daughter of Flora Baumbach. Rosalie had Down's syndrome and her mother...

Violet Westing

Violet is the deceased daughter of the Westings, and she looks like Angela and Grace Wexler. She...

Mr. Schultz

Mr. Schultz is the president of Schultz Sausages, where Sydelle worked as a secretary. He...

Shirley Staver

Shirley is Chris's college girlfriend (later his wife), and a fellow ornithologist.

Alice Deere

Alice is Angela and Dr. Deere's daughter, and the beloved niece of Turtle. She plays chess with...

Judge Ford

We think that maybe, just maybe, the best possible motivational poster would look like this: a...