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.