JACK KEELY – Jack Keely co-authored THE OUTER SPACE PLACE and THE DINOSAUR STORE with Sylvia Branzei. He has illustrated many of Sylvia's books including the best-selling GROSSOLOGY series. Jack’s characters have been brought to life as robotic entertainers at the record breaking GROSSOLOGY museum exhibition and animated in a full dome movie created by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Jack has illustrated many other books, and created images for greeting cards, magazines, book covers, and advertisements.
BRIAR LEE MITCHELL – Briar Lee Mitchell is the author of the popular novels, BIG ASS SHARK and DARK LIGHTS. She has travelled with the U.S. Air Force creating images for the National Archives. Briar’s stay at McMurdo Base in the Antarctic inspired her series, WALKING ON MARS. She has worked for such clients as Warner Brothers and Disney, and her work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution. Briar hosts a talk show at www.artistfirst.com where she interviews authors, musicians, and other creative people.
A bizarre chain of events begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing’s will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger—and a possible murderer—to inherit his vast fortune, on things for sure: Sam Westing may be dead…but that won’t stop him from playing one last game!
"Great fun for those who enjoy illusion, word play, or sleight of hand." —The New York Times Book Review