"Clothing Optional" by James Arlandson is an engaging and enjoyable read. At the most basic level, it is the story of a police detective, Conlan Daily, trying to find a killer while also attempting to maintain the safety of other characters, particularly Molly White, manager of the clothing optional guesthouse "Maison de Soleil."
However, the most important theme is the psychological and philosophical development of Daily. Within this focus, the Maison de Soleil itself is a major character.
Mr. Arlandson has taken two standard genre, the "who dunnit" and "boy meets girl," and given them a new twist by placing the story within the context of social nudity.
The skill and sympathy the author employs explaining that subject will delight nudists (myself included), while those unfamiliar with the lifestyle will get an inside look that is rational and realistic.
For an enjoyable poolside read, whether that pool is in your backyard or in a nudist resort, I recommend "Clothing Optional."