Gilbert Cruz
February 10, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

The Summer Snow

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Rebecca Pawel
publisher
Soho
genre
Fiction
We gave it a B-

THE SUMMER SNOW
Rebecca Pawel (Soho, $23)

The aunt of Carlos Tejada, a cop in northern Spain, has claimed for years that leftover Communists from the Spanish Civil War have been trying to kill her. When she’s found dead, Tejada returns home to Granada to investigate and make peace with his estranged family.

Mysterious Milieu
The Moorish town of Granada, in southern Spain, shortly after the end of WWII.

Final Verdict
Well-developed characters can’t fully save this slow-moving tale.

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