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Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 12/2/2014
Here are recent reviews for “Scratched” from all over the country. More to come.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 10/3/2014
Latest Algy Temple mystery Scratched receives Starred Review in Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry. According to publisher John Koehler and publicist Jocelyn Kelley, this is a huge break for the book! Off we go!
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 7/4/2014
I had the opportunity to attend a session of the Rhode Island Parole Board. This one occurred in Minimum Security and related primarily to individuals who had eighteen months or less to serve on their then sentences.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 6/27/2014
Pope Francis has been speaking out against the dreaded n’dranghita, the criminal cartel that controls Calabria on the Boot Of Italy.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 6/25/2014
To bring you up-to-date on Scratched, Koehler Books promises me that I will have the galleys to review in July. I am very much looking forward to that and I hope that the galleys are in very good shape which is what I expect. I am dealing with John Koehler there who seems to be very attentive.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 6/16/2014
I usually report on the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Awards and this year is no different.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 4/8/2014
With regard to Scratched, I am waiting to see the proposed cover. I am hoping that the cover will align on a bookshelf just as Carom Shot and Straight Pool’s covers do with the focus on the pool ball, in this case with the number 3 at approximately the same place on the spine.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 4/2/2014
I was recently asked at a book session as to whether J.J. Partridge was an inveterate pool player. I have to confess that I am more of a player in my mind than in actuality. Although I manage to get to the table most mornings just to “bang around” and occasionally do a drill or two, I have never played at a club on a regular basis nor on a club team.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 3/30/2014
A number of people have asked about other books, other characters, and other locations.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 3/26/2014
I enjoy being a Westerly resident for part of every year. I think I have captured a lot of what Westerly means to those who live there in Straight Pool. There are fairly accurate descriptions of toney Watch Hill, downtown Westerly, of the summer golf club life for those who are in Westerly between Memorial Day and Labor Day, what it might be like to practice law in Westerly, or to have had a family member caught up in the Hurricane of ’38.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 3/20/2014
I am surprised that Scratched had not been the title of a book - to the best of my knowledge. I think Scratched is appropriate in a mystery thriller for my reasons including what I hope will be definitions included in the friend piece of the book. That is, I find it to be a very unusual word.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 3/12/2014
I am pleased to tell you that Carom Shot and Straight Pool will be published in e-book editions through Köehler Publishing by mid-April.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 10/2/2012
Got to acknowledge that Carom Shot was a sell out and I believe that Straight Pool is close to being one.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 8/30/2012
Just back from Rome to check on locations and hear the vernacular spoken as part of the research for my newest Algy Temple mystery, Scratched. Bella Roma, where every street corner holds a surprise. Fellini would like our characters.
Posted by: J. J. Partridge on 7/12/2012
The third novel in the Algy Temple series, tentatively titled Scratched, is on its way. During the East Coast’s largest pool tournament held in Providence, RI, with all the demi-monde of the pool world, Algy deals with gambling, big-time private games, criminal gangs, fixes, fraud, and, of course, death.