Item description for Murder at Walden Pond (Steve Asher Mysteries) by Al Blanchard...
Middle School History Teacher Steve Asher is forcibly removed from his role of helping young people when he is charged with the murder of a student's sister. Asher is counseling a troubled boy, Petey Oliver, whose dysfunctional family is represented by Susan Oliver, a young attractive woman trying hard to keep her bright but disturbed brother out of trouble. Asher meets Susan over coffee to discuss ways they can help Petey, but when we see them together again he is fishing her body out of Walden Pond. Asher becomes a prime suspect in the murder after Susan's diary is turned over to a hungry reporter naming Steve as her lover. In order to clear his name and regain his reputation, Asher is torn from his academic tower and forced into a quest to find Susan's real murderer. Asher struggles to survive in an alien hostile environment where someone has brutally murdered a woman he hardly knew and is trying to silence him. All the while he is being harassed by the police who suspect him, ostracized by the community, questioned by students and threatened with suspension by the school board for a crime he did not commit. The key to the crime hinges on a runaway boy and a politician running for Governor. Asher's quest leads back to Walden Pond where he comes face to face with a killer.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Reviews - What do customers think about Murder at Walden Pond (Steve Asher Mysteries)?
Al Blanchard now a household name Jan 4, 2003
Al Blanchard has agreed to do a program for the Friends of the Turner Library in Randolph this April. Since I'd not heard of him as a mystery writer, it was clearly time to be introduced. Murder At Walden Pond kept me interested from the beginning never quite figuring who was the culprit......so I stayed with it. All of a sudden 2/3 through the book, I found I could not put it down! Everything was happening so fast, I found myself reading faster. Al Blanchard now joins my library of Robert Parker and James Patterson! A great read.
I never knew my teacher had so much talent. Nov 25, 2002
Al Blanchard was my social studies teacher last year, and I just got around to reading his book. Wow. That's just about all I can say. This guy is good. Its amazing how much Asher related to Mr. Blanchard! I highly reccommend this book.
Great Author Sep 5, 2002
An easy read, and he kept the interest right to the end. He is a great author with an intriguing character. I can't wait to read the next book!!
A New Friend Nov 1, 2001
A great read. Blanchard has created a believable, reluctant hero in Steve Asher. I judge mysteries by how much fun it is to hang out with the detective. Asher joins Spencer, Scudder, Gunther, Kinsey, and Carlotta as welcomed company. I look forward to the next time I can teach, listen to tunes, and escape danger with my new friend Steve Asher.