(From the publisher):
The murder of two of the clam fishermen of the island of Pellestrina, south of the Lido on the Venetian lagoon, draws Commissario Brunetti into the close-knit community of the island, bound together by a code of loyalty and a suspicion of outsiders worthy of the Mafia. When the Questore's secretary Signorina Elettra volunteers to visit the island, where she has relatives, Brunetti finds himself torn between his duty to solve the murders, concerns for Elettra's safety and his not entirely straightforward feelings for her...
Original title: A Sea of Troubles
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural