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

From the Bottom...

“I’ve been at this all morning.” he said, nodding determinedly. “I’ll catch this one, you’ll see.” He draped the fishhook into the pool, puffing on...

The Firm - II - The Wild One (1959 Version)

II The Wild One (1959 Version) Looking back, it was really the one incident that started it all off, on a freezing cold night outside a pub just off...

The Firm - Prologue - Interview

TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW Joseph Arnold STAINES NAME: JOSEPH ARNOLD STAINES ADDRESS: AGE/ DATE OF BIRTH: 17 OCCUPATION: STUDENT DCS1996 We have agreed...

The Firm - I - You're A Product of Your Environment

I You’re a Product of Your Environment! ‘You’re a product of your environment!’ – something I’ll tell myself every day ‘till I drop dead. You see it’...

Rows of Dwindling Crowds

Harder and faster the young boy peddles, past stalls of dried mulberries and walnuts, smoky dens and cafés, oil dripping kebaberies and butcheries,...

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