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Sudden Exposure (Jill Smith #9)

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  91 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 beloved
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Delacorte Press
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Feb 01, 2008 Joyce rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys mysteries
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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 ch ...more
Dunlap, Susan - 9th in Jill Smith Series

Back 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.
Ryan Mishap
Oct 20, 2008 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-crime
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.
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.
Dec 09, 2009 Dee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes all I can read are mysteries. This one was okay, set in the Bay Area, so it was familiar territory.
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Susan Dunlap is best known for her Jill Smith detective series, but she is a prolific and much loved writer of crime and mystery fiction, including award-winning short stories.
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