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To Play the Fool

King, Laurie R.

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ISBN 10: 0312119070 / ISBN 13: 9780312119072
Published by St Martins Press, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1995
Used Condition Fine Hard Cover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Kate Martinelli returns in this sequel to her Edgar Award-winning first novel, A Grave Talent. A homeless man is murdered, and the 'holy fool' of the title is Brother Erasmus, a man who only speaks in quotations when he is being interviewed. Kate Martinelli is determined to find out who Brother Erasmus was or is -- a caring compassionate man full of wit, or a smart calculating killer. Light bump to tail of spine, lightg wear to front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 1002384

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The Edgar-award winning author of A Grave Talent returns with Kate Martinelli in a story of the San Francisco homeless and Brother Erasmus, a leader who brings joy into desolate lives--and could also be a murderer.

From the Inside Flap: Celebrated author Laurie R. King dazzles mystery lovers once again in this, her second Kate Martinelli mystery. The story unfolds as a band of homeless people cremate a beloved dog in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. When it comes to incidents like this, the authorities are willing to overlook a few broken
regulations. But three weeks later, after the dog's owner gets the same fiery send-off, the SFPD knows it has a serious problem on its hands. Other than the fact that they're dealing with a particularly grisly homicide, Inspector Kate Martinelli and her partner, Al Hawkin, have little else to go on. They have a homeless victim without a positive ID, a group of witnesses who have little love for the cops, and a possible suspect, known only as Brother Erasmus. Kate
learns that Erasmus is well-acquainted with the park's homeless and with the rarefied atmosphere of Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, yet he remains an enigma to all. It's apparent that 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. Trying to learn something of his history leads her 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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Title: To Play the Fool

Publisher: St Martins Press, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By Author on the Half-title Page

Edition: First Edition- First Printing

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