Susan Dunlap. Sudden Exposure (1996) 280 pp.
Where else but in Berkeley, could naked protesters, competing health clubs, and ex-sixties radicals add up to murder? During a protest of the recent city ordinance against nudity, police detective Jill Smith is called in to put a stop to a slew of naked protesters. While she’s at it, she meets the founder of a local gym, who complains of vandalism, and suspects that the culprit is a hostile ex-sixties radical who owns a competing health club. Jill starts to investigate, but the case takes a drastic turn when the gym founder is shot at point-blank range. Jill must solve a mystery involving politics, murder—and nudity.