JJ PARTRIDGE/ The Easy Chair

JJ PARTRIDGE/ The Easy Chair

The Westerly Sun


AGE: 74.



OCCUPATION: Mystery novelist; attorney.



RESIDENCE: Shelter Harbor and Providence.



RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Finishing a new novel in my Algy Temple series, and a thriller with a Bahamian locale, and preparing for my talk on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Westerly Public Library.



BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Pawtucket.



FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Traveling with my wife, Regina.



PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Other than marrying Regina and being the father of three great children, founding my law firm Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in 1988.



I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Giving back to my community in terms of participation in civic and charitable organizations.



TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Finishing some of the novels that I have in outline form.



ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Photo of Regina and our three children.



WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.



EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: Service in US. Army in Vietnam.



FAVORITE AUTHORS: P.D. James and John le Carré.



I AM READING: “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connolly.



I AM LISTENING TO: 60son Sirius Radio.



FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”



FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Downton Abbey.”



FAVORITE PET: Bennie, our late cairn terrier.



FAVORITE FOODS: Veal. No matter how it’s cooked; Saugys hot dogs, New York System weiners.



TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK: My publisher and agent keep telling me: “more.”



TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty.



PET PEEVE: Dishonest public officials.



FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Know when to hold them; know when to fold them,” — Kenny Rogers.



MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: The shoreline and the people.



CANT LIVE WITHOUT: Exercise.



LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I am more than a passable cook.





BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Attend Providence College and Harvard Law School.



ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go for it.



IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Put Putin in his place.



IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO WOULD BE TO: Take a year off for travel in Europe and Asia. Give the rest away to a good cause.



I DRIVE A: White 2014 Lincoln and 2006 Red Mustang convertible.



I WISH I DROVE A: 1948 Buick convertible.



ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Klondike Bars.



IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD ASK: Pope Francis.

— Interview conducted and
edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro.


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