To Play the Fool

A Novel

A Kate Martinelli Mystery (Volume 2)

Laurie R. King

Macmillan Audio

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THE SECOND BOOK IN THE KATE MARTINELLI MYSTERY SERIES

When a band of homeless people cremate a beloved dog in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the authorities are willing to overlook a few broken regulations. But three weeks later, when the dog’s owner gets the same fiery send-off, the SFPD has a real headache on its hands. The autopsy suggests homicide, but Inspector Kate Martinelli and her partner, Al Hawkin, have little else to go on: a homeless victim with no positive ID, a group of witnesses with little love for the cops, and a possible suspect, known only as Brother Erasmus, who proves both articulate and impossible to understand.

Erasmus, has a genius for blending with his surroundings, yet he stands out wherever he goes. He is by no means crazy—but he is a Fool. Kate begins the frustrating task of interrogating a man who communicates only through quotations. In Laurie R. King's To Play the Fool, trying to learn something of his history leads Kate along a twisting road to a disbanded cult, long-buried secrets, the thirst for spirituality, and the hunger for bloody vengeance.

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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the Edgar Award–winning author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, eight acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, and four stand-alone novels, including the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California.

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To Play the Fool
A Novel
Laurie R. King

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
January 2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427251473
ISBN10: 1427251479
Audio Run Time: 9:00
$23.99

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Trade Paperback
Picador
January 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250046581
ISBN10: 1250046580
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 272 pages
$15.00

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429993791
ISBN10: 1429993790
320 pages
$9.99
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