J. A. Stapleton

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J. A. Stapleton is the author of three crime novels.  His epistolary short story “Loyalty” was published by ESTRO in 2017.  His film reviews are available on Instagram and Facebook, with in-print weekly reviews published in REBEL magazine for the University of Essex.  He was recognised for his efforts and work exhibited in the Albert Sloman Library as a writer of the University. 

His novels are currently in the editing stage.  The Detective Lacey series span four books set in Los Angeles between December 1941 and September 1949.  His literary influences are Ian Fleming, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. 

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My stories

The Second World War: PART 4 - Andrew MacDonald - Sagan (1943)

The Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant, the Scotsman Andrew MacDonald, and appointed Intelligence Chief of Stalag Luft III, left the warmth of Hut 106 and closed the door conspiratorially behind him.

The Second World War: PART 2 - Otto Krause - Berlin (1944)

On the afternoon of March twenty-sixth, the Hotel Adlon at number seventy-seven on the Unter den Linden, with its somewhat beige exterior and flat copper roof, became the scene of an abhorrent crime.


My clock’s beating through my chest; It’s about to explode. Heartbreak; It’s killing me; Cold empty nights in summer evenings; It’s been months now...