In the Philadelphia winter of 1866, Addy's poppa gets a new job. His employer, Mr. Radisson, even offers the Walker family a home of their own on the grounds of his fine house in Society Hill. Addy's delight quickly evaporates as she realizes that Mr. Radisson's house holds frightening secrets--one of which leads straight back to the plantation where Addy's family was held in slavery only two years before. Girls will enjoy solving the mystery right along with Addy.
Nominated for Edgar Award
What Reviewers are Saying about Shadows On Society Hill
Addy's tale is engrossing, and full of suspense at every turn that truly keeps the reader hooked. Oddly enough, I usually am able to figure out mysteries before the end of the book. However, with SHADOWS ON SOCIETY HILL, Coleman has woven such a tightly-knit mystery, that it is impossible to even figure out exactly what is hiding around the next bend. Coleman's ability to keep the reader guessing until the very last page is amazing, while her conclusion is utterly unexpected, and completely original. Coleman brings Addy, and civil rights to life in this riveting tale of suspense and intrigue! Erika Sorocco Freelance Reviewer
BEST MYSTERY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A reviewer, a mystery lover, 02/03/2008
This book is so mysterious and has so many unexpected twists and turns, and what an ending it was! If you read this book, it will be the best mystery you could ever read, especially for those Addy fans
School Library Journal: Coleman is faithful to the characters and settings in Connie Porter's "Addy" books (American Girl), and provides an enjoyable and informative mystery.-Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI!!!!!