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


III Beautiful car he had, that Lincoln Continental, chrome wheels, crisp rectangular body, convertible, American flags, handmade in ’61 for him,...


II It is warm despite the glimmer of a faint chill that lingers in the November air. The Friday sun smiles, beaming down over the parade. The breeze...


TATORT FOUR. I He checks his wristwatch, 12:29 PM it says. Then confirms this with the clock, dark red in color, a match. In synch they continue to...

LEGEND (2015) Review

WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS. LEGEND , starring Tom Hardy and, you guessed it from that silly trailer, Tom Hardy as the notorious Kray twins received...

The Road to Nowhere Special - Chapter V (Part II of II)

The Detective crosses the line and soon finds that his actions will bear their own consequences. He now has something else other than himself to worry about as he descends into downfall, his morals are all set to go. All comments and feedback will be returned and are greatly appreciated! Images sourced from Wikimedia Commons - I do not claim to own these images nor am I making money from them, no copyright intended.