The Summer Snow

The Summer Snow

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Random House, Inc.
Praise for the Carlos Tejada Alonso y León series:

“Rebecca Pawel [has] set the mystery world agog.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World

“The best new mystery author to come around in a long time . . . an astonishing achievement in writing and psychological development . . . she knows how to make a reader care. Her books are intense, the writing impeccable. She propels the plot at a riveting pace. What a pleasure it is to find Ms. Pawel—a major new voice.”—Marietta Dunn, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Pawel] frames the difficult and moral questions of the era in the lives of her fascinating characters, bringing history alive.”—Rocky Mountain News

“What distinguishes her among other writers of the genre is her intelligent re-creation of the time period and her ability to get into the minds of the fascist characters.”—Alan Cheuse, The Dallas Morning News

“Wonderful. . . . Pawel resists easy solutions to historically difficult problems.”—Chicago Tribune

In the southern city of Granada, Spain, bastion of the conservative Catholic aristocracy, fear of the Red Menace is still strong in 1945. One rich, arrogant, elderly lady summons the police to her home almost once a week; she is sure Communists are plotting against her. She changes her will almost as often. When she is found dead, the long-suffering local police can’t believe that she really may have been murdered. But as her latest will has vanished, the death must be investigated.

Influence is exerted to have Lieutenant Carlos Tejada Alonso y León transferred temporarily from Potes, in the northern mountains where he has been stationed, to take charge because the rich old lady is his grand aunt Rosalia, and one of the chief suspects is his father. The family expects Tejada to exonerate its members, but Tejada is a man who puts duty first.

Baker & Taylor
At his father's request, Lieutenant Carlos Tejada Alonso y Leon, a member of the landed gentry who has chosen to join the Guardia Civil, investigates the death of his great-aunt Rosalia, a task that has him investigating his own family while trying to shield his wife and child from his hostile mother.

Perseus Publishing

Praise for the Carlos Tejada Alonso y León series:

“Rebecca Pawel [has] set the mystery world agog.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post Book World

“The best new mystery author to come around in a long time . . . an astonishing achievement in writing and psychological development . . . she knows how to make a reader care. Her books are intense, the writing impeccable. She propels the plot at a riveting pace. What a pleasure it is to find Ms. Pawel—a major new voice.”—Marietta Dunn, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Pawel] frames the difficult and moral questions of the era in the lives of her fascinating characters, bringing history alive.”—Rocky Mountain News

“What distinguishes her among other writers of the genre is her intelligent re-creation of the time period and her ability to get into the minds of the fascist characters.”—Alan Cheuse, The Dallas Morning News

“Wonderful. . . . Pawel resists easy solutions to historically difficult problems.”—Chicago Tribune

In the southern city of Granada, Spain, bastion of the conservative Catholic aristocracy, fear of the Red Menace is still strong in 1945. One rich, arrogant, elderly lady summons the police to her home almost once a week; she is sure Communists are plotting against her. She changes her will almost as often. When she is found dead, the long-suffering local police can’t believe that she really may have been murdered. But as her latest will has vanished, the death must be investigated.

Influence is exerted to have Lieutenant Carlos Tejada Alonso y León transferred temporarily from Potes, in the northern mountains where he has been stationed, to take charge because the rich old lady is his grand aunt Rosalia, and one of the chief suspects is his father. The family expects Tejada to exonerate its members, but Tejada is a man who puts duty first.


Guardia Civil Lieutenant Tejada is torn between the claims of family and duty.


Blackwell North Amer
In the southern city of Granada, Spain, bastion of the conservative Catholic aristocracy to which Lieutenant Carlos Tejada Alonso y Leon belongs by birth, fear of the Red Menace is still strong in 1945.
One rich, arrogant elderly lady summons the police to her home almost once a week, sure that Communists are plotting to kill her. She changes her will nearly as often. When she is found dead, the long-suffering police can't believe that she really may have been murdered. But as her latest will has vanished, her death must be investigated.
Influence is exerted to have Tejada transferred temporarily from Potes, in the northern mountains where he has been stationed, to take charge. The rich old lady is his grand aunt, Rosalia. And one of the chief suspects is his father. The family expects Tejada to exonerate its members, but the lieutenant is a man who puts duty first...most of the time.

Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781569474082
1569474087
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 20 cm

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