To Play the Fool

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To Play the Fool
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First edition
Author Laurie R. King
Country United States
Language English
Series Kate Martinelli series
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publication date
1995
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 260
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. 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[edit]

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.

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Allusions/references to other works[edit]

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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