Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowery Nixon
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Twelve-year-old Andy Bonner isn't thrilled with his teacher's assignment to explore family history. When he starts asking questions about his ancestors, he is startled to discover a black sheep in the family tree. No one wants to reveal what happened in his family's past. But Andy is determined to break the silence. Casting his net widely, from the Internet to the local cemetery, Andy's search helps everyone realize it's never too late to seek justice.

About Joan Lowery Nixon

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Joan Lowery Nixon is the author of over 130 books for young readers and has been called "the grande dame of young adult mysteries."From the Hardcover edition.
Published October 31, 2012 by Yearling. 164 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Fiction

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Once he solves the mystery of Coley Joe, who is said to have stolen the family fortune, but who was really shot in the back and robbed by the founding member of one of Hermosa's fine old families, Andy realizes that to reveal what he knows will harm other people.

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An assignment to research his family history leads a boy to discover an intriguing secret--but to solve the mystery he may risk hurting those he loves.

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