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 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

The Patrolman - #3 White Lights, Bright Sirens (Part I)

The killer, known within his professional circle as Mr. Slate, moved briskly westward along 7 th Street.

The Patrolman - #2 The Patrolman (Part II)

There was the whip and crack of a gunshot, a windowpane shattering.

The Patrolman - #1 1937

It was one of those signs that were very popular at the start of the century, Thomson saw them plenty as a kid growing up in Iowa.