With their dark sophistication and dry humor, Andrea Camilleri’s hugely popular Sicilian crime novels continue to win more and more fans in America. The day after a storm, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she’s gone, the yacht’s crew reports finding a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is a luxury vessel with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vig?ta until the investigation is over and, based on information from the woman, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht might know more about the man’s death than they’re letting on.