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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My stories


Through War & Adversity - Chapter 2

When Adelise Gèroux finished packing her life into a single tattered suitcase she walked out onto the third-floor balcony of her boarding house to take in the evening air.

Through War & Adversity - Chapter 1

The burly man lying face down in the sand may have well been dead.

Jeopardy in Beta Block

In a near-dystopian future, CID Inspector, Jeopardy Carter, stumbles on a conspiracy involving a leading construction tycoon and the privitization of council properties. If she doesn't pull the plug on her investigation, things could get worse for the residents of block beta.

Triumph der Verdammten

JOSEPH GETTLER sat in silence: staring at his eggs, at his new breakfast bar, with his wife and two daughters laughing, in his six-bed Cambridge townhouse, feeling like he’d become completely unstuck.

The Second World War: PART 11 - Roger Farrier (1944) #2

For the most part, the sky was without clouds and made a most fitting setting for the end.