It is always a treat to have a new Chief Inspector Salvo Montalbano novel to devour, and "The Age of Doubt," the 14th in the series by Andrea Camilleri, is no exception. After an unsettling dream in which Montalbano is dead but Livia can't make it to the funeral, our Chief Inspector is summoned to the port, because a body in a dinghy has been towed in by a visiting yacht. At the same time, a cruiser is pulling in to port because of engine trouble, and the crew of that cruiser seems a bit...odd. The body intrigues, the yacht's owner is voracious, and the Navy officer in charge of the port, Lieutenant Belladonna, is the most beautiful woman Montalbano has ever seen - and she seems to like him, too! Or maybe she doesn't; she seems to blow hot and cold, and Montalbano is helpless in responding to her moods. But there is serious business going on here, one murder and then another, and although they seem unrelated, there must be a connection, if only Montalbano can find it in time.... I've always enjoyed Camilleri's books, they are terrific windows into Sicilian life (and food; he's an author who loves describing the food that Montalbano loves to eat). I enjoyed this one too, although I found Montalbano being a bit more baffoonish than usual, a little bit more, well, comedic I suppose. His attitudes toward women have always leaned more toward the neanderthal than the modern, but here I found the women's reactions to him just a bit less believable than usual. So I'm a little conflicted with this entry into the series; overall, I love the Montalbano books immensely; this particular one is not the best among them, though. I would recommend any reader who hasn't met Chief Inspector Montalbano yet to start with the first novel ("The Shape of Water") and proceed from there; and I would recommend any long-time reader to, of course, read this one too, but possibly with a slightly jaded eye.