Secrets in the Shadows is by Anne Schraff. The third book in the Bluford High series. Roylin wants to impress a new girl so he "borrows" money from an elderly neighbor. When the building super confronts Roylin with Mr. Miller's death and threatens to tell the police he stole the money, Roylin's life becomes a nightmare.
Ratings: 8th grade - 7 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content).