|Laurie R. King
|Kate Martinelli series
|St. Martin's Press
|Print (hardback & paperback)
|A Grave Talent
To Play the Fool is the second book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King.Preceded by A Grave Talent and followed by the novel With Child , it describes the investigation into the murder of a homeless man.
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.
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."
The Fisher King is a 1991 American fantasy comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, and Michael Jeter in supporting roles, the film tells the story of a radio shock jock who tries to find redemption by helping a man whose life he inadvertently shattered. It explores "the intermingling of New York City's usually strictly separated social strata" and has been described as "a modern-day Grail Quest that fused New York romantic comedy with timeless fantasy".
Laurie R. King is an American author best known for her detective fiction.
Gerald M. "Jerry" Levin is an American mass-media businessman. Levin was involved in brokering the merger between AOL and Time Warner in 2000, at the height of the dot-com bubble, a merger which was ultimately disadvantageous to Time Warner and described as "the biggest train wreck in the history of corporate America."
Nightwork is shift work which is carried out at night.
A Grave Talent (1993) is the first book in Laurie R. King's Kate Martinelli series. Concerning the search for the murderer of several young girls, it won the 1994 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. It is followed by To Play the Fool.
Ronald Henry Pember was an English actor, stage director and dramatist. In a career stretching over thirty years, he was a character actor in British television productions in the 1970s – 1980s, usually in smaller parts or as a support playing a worldly-wise everyman.
With Child is the third novel in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. In the book, a teenaged girl is kidnapped while she was supposed to be in Kate's care. With Child is preceded by To Play the Fool and followed by Night Work. The book was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award.
Night Work is the fourth book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. It is preceded by With Child and followed by The Art of Detection.
The Art of Detection is the fifth book in the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie R. King. It is preceded by Night Work. It features elements of the Sherlock Holmes character who appears in King's Mary Russell series.
Locked Rooms is the eighth book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. It was published in 2005. Unlike King's previous Mary Russell novels, Locked Rooms is split into 5 separate "books". The books alternate between the familiar Mary Russell first-person narrative and a third-person narrator following Sherlock Holmes. The events of the novel follow directly that of The Game.
The Moor is the fourth book in Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King.
Derek Peter "Del" Palmer is an English singer, songwriter, bass guitarist and sound engineer, best known for his work with Kate Bush, with whom he also had a long-term relationship between the late 1970s and early 1990s. He released his first solo studio album titled Leap of Faith in 2007, followed by Gift in 2010. His third solo album, Point of Safe Return, was released on 6 March 2015.
Courier chess is a chess variant that dates from the 12th century and was popular for at least 600 years. It was a part of the slow evolution towards modern chess from Medieval Chess.
Justice Hall is the sixth book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King.
The Sacred Fools Theater Company is a Los Angeles-based theatre company and nonprofit organization. Founded in January 1997, it's a member organization of the LA Stage Alliance.
Frances McNeil, also writing as Frances Brody, is an English novelist and playwright, and has written extensively for radio.
Kate Martinelli is the fictional lesbian detective featured in novelist’s Laurie R. King mysteries. The books are set in San Francisco, where Martinelli serves as a police officer with her partner, Alonzo Hawkin. The first book in the series, A Grave Talent, won an Edgar Award in 1994 for Best First Mystery Novel.
Island of the Mad is a 2018 mystery novel by American author Laurie R. King. Fifteenth in the Mary Russell series, the story features married detectives Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. The events of the novel follow shortly after that of The Murder of Mary Russell.