J. A. Stapleton

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I have 103 stories published in 17 collections on the site.
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J. A. Stapleton is the author of three crime novels. His book, film and TV reviews are available on Instagram at @j.a.stapleton.

His Detective Lacey novels are being edited. The series span four books set in Los Angeles between December 1941 and September 1949, combining the historical milestones of the era with fictional crime cases. His literary influences are Ian Fleming, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. 

The first book in the Detective Lacey series "THE PATROLMAN" will be available on ABCTales.com.

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My stories


Loyalty or A Boy Born of Two Fathers - REVISED

The letters and diary entries below were recovered amid a clear-out at the residence of a Mr. Arthur Loveday, at his home in Kendal Avenue, Edmonton...

'13. Palermo.

’13. Palermo. Great Britain. When I was eight or nine I recall sitting around my ‘Uncle’s’ conservatory in his three-quarters of a million-pound...

'Till You're Home Again

“It seemed a fitting song to kiss the America I knew goodbye: You Belong to Me – The Duprees. I heard it first back in ’62 when America was merely an...

Paint It, Red (Part II of II) REVISED.

4 ♯ It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black. ♯ -- -- sat upright in his seat and filled the rear-door compartment of his ’62 Lincoln...

Paint It, Red (Part II of II)

4 The tires of the black ’62 Lincoln Continental dug in and spat out the gravel with frustration. It drew alongside the flight of steps leading into...