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

To Live and Die - Chapter 4 / Radio Silence (1 of 2)

‘Dead sir?’ Bond queried, taking a long drag from his cigarette. He crossed his legs and slouched somewhat in the old chair. M lent forward. M nodded...

To Live and Die - Chapter 3 / Pen Pushing

James Bond glanced down at his naked body and registered that the cuts and bruises around his abdominal area, from his last mission, were beginning...

'Catch me when you can...'

‘Catch me when you can…’ Dr. A. Sippitt washed his hearty breakfast of green figs and yoghurt down with a lukewarm cup of tea and slipped his...

To Live and Die - Chapter 2 / The Macabre Club (2 of 2)

The door creaked shut behind him as Bond turned left and followed the man down the street. Morzeny paused, adjusting the collar of his cream jacket,...

Pondering in the Powdery Snow.

A post-modernist take on the tale of Little Snow-White by the Brothers Grimm. Once upon a time in midwinter, when the snowflakes had sprinkled from...