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

Never Say Die (James Bond 007) 2 / L'Uomo Che Visse Due Volte (1 of 4)

It was a stifling day in late July (according to the radio in the staff room, one of the hottest since records began) and M, the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, found himself cooped up in his office.

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 3 - Part II

The man’s index finger curled gingerly around the trigger and tugged on it once.

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 3 - Part I

The Gestapo man took the 9mm Walther P08 out of his pocket. He screwed a silencer fitted for a Luger (the manufacturers made no difference) to the muzzle’s front end, and flicked the safety catch down, and waited for some courage, courage to kill this woman.

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