What is Crow like in The Westing Game?

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Crow is the maid in Sunset Towers.  She turns out to be Sam Westing’s ex-wife.   Her real name is Berthe Erica Crow.

Crow lives in a tiny apartment.  She is constantly talking about religion and sinners, but she is really devastated by her daughter Violet’s death right before her wedding.

Crow’s clothes were black; her skin dead white. She looked severe.  Rigid in fact.  Rigid and righteously severe. (ch 3, p. 11)

Crow is not a very social person.  She tends to bumble around, and does not communicate with anyone but Otis Amber.  Most of the inhabitants of Sunset Towers ignore her because she is a batty old woman and the maid.

Crow is paired with Otis Amber, the ancient delivery boy.  At one point, Crow is suspected and even arrested.  She says she is the solution to the Westing murder, which makes the others assume that she murdered Sam Westing.  She did not.  No one murdered him, because he is still alive and in hiding.


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