To Play the Fool

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To Play the Fool
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Author Laurie R. King
CountryUnited States
Series Kate Martinelli series
Publisher St. Martin's Press
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Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
ISBN 978-0-312-11907-2
OCLC 34963280
Preceded by A Grave Talent  
Followed by With Child  

To Play the Fool is the second book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. [1] [2] Preceded by A Grave Talent and followed by the novel With Child , it describes the investigation into the murder of a homeless man.


Plot summary

A homeless man is murdered and Kate must determine the culprit's identity. Everything seems to point to a man whom the homeless community regards as an important religious figure.

Characters in To Play the Fool

Allusions/references to other works

The title is taken from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (Act 3, scene 1), in which Feste the jester is described as "wise enough to play the fool."

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