From bestselling author Susan Dunlap comes this wry, indecently entertaining mystery involving politics, murder--and nudity.Where else but in Berkeley, California, could naked protesters, competing health clubs, and ex-sixties radicals add up to murder? And who else would find herself smack in the middle of this crisis than back-on-the-beat Detective Jill Smith, the belovFrom bestselling author Susan Dunlap comes this wry, indecently entertaining mystery involving politics, murder--and nudity.Where else but in Berkeley, California, could naked protesters, competing health clubs, and ex-sixties radicals add up to murder? And who else would find herself smack in the middle of this crisis than back-on-the-beat Detective Jill Smith, the beloved protagonist of seven previous Susan Dunlap mysteries?During a protest of the recent city ordinance against nudity, Jill is called in to put a stop to a slew of naked protesters. While she's at it, she runs into Bryn Wiley, founder of a local gym, who complains of vandalism, and suspects that the culprit is Sam Johnson, a hostile ex-sixties radical who owns a competing health club. Jill starts to investigate, but is halted by a much larger crime: Bryn is shot at close range, and a lot of questions need to be answered. Who shot Bryn and why? What happened to all the idealists who are dropping their values and selling out? And how is the irrepressible Jill Smith going to figure it all out?...
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Sudden Exposure Reviews
I just finished re-reading this one after about ten years since the original read. It was like meeting old friends after not seeing them for years. Jill Smith mysteries were always fun and in this one, Jill got returned to patrol in Berkeley after having been in Homicide for years when another detective with more seniority came back from an extended stay in Sacramento. Jill's patrol duties take her into a murder which she must solve before her replacement gets the case. Need I say more? Great characters and the Berkeley scene is as good as ever. I wonder if it is still he same...
SUDDEN EXPOSURE - GoodDunlap, Susan - 9th in Jill Smith SeriesBack in uniform and back on the streets, Berkeley cop Jill Smith pursues a naked protestor through town, until her chase is interrupted by Bryn Wiley, a former Olympic diver, who claims that someone with an old grudge is trying to kill her.This was a perfectly good read but I think I'm just tired of the protagonist, who doesn't seem to be growing. I don't know that I'll read many more of these.
Another series that started off fresh and then settled into comfortable mediocrity, like a new friend who one never becomes close to and you only see once a year or so; telling the same story in different ways. Have a couple beers and a pleasant evening, but don't expect to recall what you talked about the next week.
Sometimes all I can read are mysteries. This one was okay, set in the Bay Area, so it was familiar territory.
Jill Smith #9
This novel started very slowly and the murder didn't happen until page 100! Then, fortunately, the story took off like a bullet and ended with a cabin in the woods shoot-out. Good characterizations.