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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J. A. Stapleton does not claim to own any of the images used nor does he make money from them, each having been sourced from Wikimedia Commons and his own illustrations.  No copyright intended.

My stories


The Little Red Coat

The Little Red Coat. NOSTALGIA [nostalgia] n. 1. Longing for a happier or better time in the past. [1] ONE. It was late, sometime around one or two...

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...