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

To Live and Die - Chapter 5 / Time to Kill (1 of 2)

Bond crept in and waited for the door to swing shut behind him. With a smile spread across his cheeks he toed the heel of his oxfords off eagerly. He...

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,...