JJ PARTRIDGE/ The Easy Chair

JJ PARTRIDGE/ The Easy Chair

Record-Journal


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.


Support Quality Local Journalism

Latest Videos




X