Author of the Algy Temple Mysteries

About the Algy Temple Mystery Series

Algy Temple is the invention of author J.J. Partridge, attorney and author of three novels, Carom Shot, Straight Pool and the soon-to-be-published Scratched, featuring the sleuthing University Counsel. These are suspense novels in which character, locale and dialogue provide a multi-layered reading experience.

Author J.J. Partridge's characters are finely drawn, based on his decades of experience in the politics of academia, the practice of  law, and involvement in politics—not to mention his interests in gaming, pool and his love of Italy. Insights into Providence's notorious politics, its ethnic and class tensions and its demi-monde of crime and corruption give him an edge in creating hero Algy Temple.  Prime Time Magazine hails Temple as a "wonderful addition to the ranks of sleuths." Providence Monthly praises author J.J. Partridge's novels, saying they are "solidly plotted . . . with enough twists—and reverses—to appeal to puzzle lovers."  

Always well researched, J.J. Partridge's insights into municipal corruption, academic politics, gaming, pool and the mob are evident—as is his love of Italy, from Lake Como to the Boot and all things Italian.

The first two Algy Temple mysteries, Carom Shot and Straight Pool, were well-received by the public and reviewers. Electronic versions are anticipated with the upcoming publication of J.J. Partridge's new Algy Temple mystery Scratched.

What Others Have to Say About Algy Temple

"Algy Temple is the kind of fictional friend you'd want watching your back, whether in a dark alley, a boardroom or a courthouse." - Mark Arsenault, author of Gravewriter

"Mystery aficionados are always searching for a new detective. We gobble up stories faster than writers can write them. Algy Temple is a wonderful addition to the ranks of sleuths." - Prime Time Magazine

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