Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk with Algy Temple Mystery Series writer J.J. Partridge for his Rhode Island-based book, Scratched. John will discuss the appeal of his pool-centered series, give a preview of what he's working on next, answer questions about writing and publishing, and -of course- sign his books. This event is free and open to the public, so grab a wine, beer, or coffee from the café and join us!
An Algy Temple Mystery! As Algy Temple, the deft pool player, sleuth and Ivy League university lawyer, investigates the suspicious death of a retired professor, it coincides with his involvement in a high stakes pool tournament in Providence, where old world shadows hang heavily in the air. Unexpectedly, he finds himself on a path that leads him to Rome and the boot of Italy where he confronts the dreaded ‘Ndrangheta crime family and discovers a past haunted by vendetta and conspiracy. Mobsters and shylocks, a Ponzi scheme, and an outraged Italo-American community locked in a culture war with the University add complexity to the suspenseful tension. All while a pool hustler makes his last gambit for recognition while focusing on his upcoming wedding with the sassy and beautiful Nadie Winokur. Algy picks his way through dark alleys of moral corruption and the murky world of big time pool where the match becomes a wager of life and death.
About the Author
JJ Partridge’s distinguished career practicing law provides experience with Providence’s high times and lowlifes. An astute observer of academia, politics, politicians and pool, his novels illuminate academic sensibilities and campus foibles, political turf wars and ethnic tensions, civic sleaziness, gaming’s relationship with Native Americans, and particularly the murky world of the sport of pool, both amateur and professional. Carom Shot and Straight Pool are the original titles in the Algy Temple mysteries; Scratched continues the series.
As Algy Temple, the deft pool player, sleuth and Ivy League university lawyer, investigates the suspicious death of a retired professor, it coincides with his involvement in a high stakes pool tournament in Providence, where old world shadows hang heavily in the air.