The Case of the 16 Beans (Way Out #5), by Harry Stephen Keeler (epub/Kindle/pdf)
“Beans to YOU, sonnyboy, as per my will!”
So read the wishes of rich old Balhatchet Barkstone, uncle of young Boyce. Why would he deny Boyce his proper inheritance by leaving him a paltry 16 beans instead of millions of dollars? Could it have been a big mistake? Or an imagined insult? Only Harry Stephen Keeler could have concocted such a plot
A note to the sensitive: As with many novels written in the first half of the 20th century, this book contains elements which may be viewed as racist today. Please keep in mind the era in which it was first published.