To play the fool

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In this sequel to her Edgar-winning first novel, A Grave Talent, Laurie R. King shows once more that she is one of the most extraordinary writers to come along in a long time. She brings together San Francisco's homeless people, a woman police officer, and a Holy Fool into a warm and rewarding whole.The fool in question here is known as Brother Erasmus, and he comes into Kate Martinelli's life when a homeless man is murdered. Erasmus is an enigma who speaks only in quotations, a practice that makes questioning him more of a frustrating game than a police interview. Yet all signs point to the strong probability that this man of obvious learning, much wit, and boundless compassion is a killer.Kate Martinelli is determined to find out who Brother Erasmus is - or was - and what secrets his past life holds. The search on which she and her middle-aged partner, streetwise and peoplewise Al Hawkin, embark will take them into amazing places and lead to an unsuspected and heartwrenching climax.
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display_descriptionTHE 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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subject_facetHomeless persons -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Homeless persons -- Fiction
Martinelli, Kate (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Policewomen -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Policewomen -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Women detectives -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
title_displayTo play the fool
title_fullTo play the fool / Laurie R. King
To play the fool [electronic resource] / Laurie R. King
title_shortTo play the fool
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Homeless persons
Martinelli, Kate (Fictitious character)
Mystery fiction
Police
Policewomen
Women detectives