The Sinister Superyacht
The Sinister Superyacht

French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year.
Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through…
In the thick of it, his yacht becomes the scene of a suspicious death, and his year of misfortune hits the bed of the Mediterranean Sea.
To make matters worse, the victim isn't just anybody.
She's his much-hated mother-in-law.

Onboard, caterer Julie Cavallo and her quirky grandma Rose do some poking around.
But every luxury cabin hides a secret. 
Every passenger has an alibi or no reason to want the victim dead.
Discretion rules. 
The crew keeps mum. 
So do the marble countertops, gem-incrusted walls, and gold sinks.
When the cops take charge, things go to pieces, and not only for the Ponsard family.

Can Julie dive to the murky bottom of the sea, unravel the case, and come back up still breathing?

"The Sinister Superyacht" is the third Julie Cavallo murder mystery. It stands alone within a series of atmospheric, humorous whodunnits set in Provence.

Book Details


  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • Any Age

Julie Cavallo, the main character in The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T Drew, runs a successful gluten-free patisserie with her younger sister Flo and friend Eric. Together with Julie’s grandmother, Rose, the three of them form an amateur detective team - FERJ  (standing for Flo, Eric, Rose, Julie). When Julie and Rose sign up to be the baker and baker’s assistant on the crew of the l’Occitane, a superyacht owned by Jean-Louis and Valerie Ponsard, they are expecting an uneventful week of creating tasty treats for their rich clients.

Julie is excited to work as a temporary dessert provider on a one week superyacht. Sure, she's never really baked while at sea, and she is bringing her wild grandmother, Rose, along, but it's sure to be a fun trip. The week starts out harmless enough even if there's some drama going on between the guests onboard. But when Michelle, the owner of the yacht's rude mother-in-law is found to be dead, things start to get crazy. Everyone is a suspect, from Michelle's boyfriend, to even her very own daughter Valerie. But why would someone want Michelle dead?

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