J. A. Stapleton

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I have 104 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

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,...

The Road to Nowhere Special - Chapters III and IV

The point where the game and everything in it changes. All comments and feedback will be returned and 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.

The Road to Nowhere Special - Chapter II

Further establishment of the setting, emergence of plot line and themes as well as other characters. All comments and feedback will be returned and greatly appreciated! Images sources from Wikimedia Commons - I do not claim to own these images, no copyright intended.
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The Road to Nowhere Special - Prologue and Chapter I

The novel opens up with the ending, Joe's interrogation at the hands of Mickey Cohen, and the subsequent conclusion to his tale. Then I take the reader back some months before to see how his downfall came about. Hope you enjoy! All comments and feedback will be returned and greatly appreciated! Images sources from Wikimedia Commons - I do not claim to own these images nor am I making money from them, no copyright intended.

Second Diary Entry (No.13)

Diary Entry No. 13 29th April 1944 In all honesty these past days have been the most fascinating in my life. Each evening I wonder at the end of my...

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