The Mystery of the Spider’s Clue created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Alden children hear about something interesting in town. There’s a strange contest about some inheritance. It all sounds very Westing Game. Whoever figures it out, inherits the money. There is a particular man in town who has needed a little financial help and he got an invitation to the mystery. That’s actually what the invitation said, “You’re invited to a mystery.” The Alden children get involved in this right away.
The word about this mystery starts going around. People start getting involved who weren’t invited. Some people fake invitations. An innocent spider plant is involved in the whole deal, which is because there was a clue in the spider plant.
What I liked
I liked the spider plants. I used to have one for a long time. They’re great plants. What other plant looks kind of like a spider and then spawns other spider plants off of it?
What I didn’t like
I like spider plants and all, but this particular Boxcar Children story sounded like The Westing Game, perhaps a bit more innocent though. I liked The Westing Game. I’ve actually read it multiple times, but you can’t really imitate it and have it go off well.
I wish I could inherit something, but it’s not going to happen.
Do you like spider plants?
Do you like The Westing Game?