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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My stories

The Second World War: PART 7 - Roger Farrier - Paris (1944)

When the café on the corner first opened its doors in the August of 1923, Pierre Goddard and his father thought their clientele would consist mostly of businessmen. Twenty-one years later, his father long gone from polio, with shoulder-length grey hair in a bun, the physical manifestation of a man in a mid-life crisis, and a World War in full swing, it had become frequented by Nazis.

The Wonky Heart Pebble

It is worth saying that this short lives up to the name of a short story. It is more a flash fiction than anything else I could label it. We were tasked with writing the manifest content of our peer's selected item and letting the others come up with the latent, or interpretation and meaning. Hope you found it as weird as I did as a writer studying dreams for a short while.

The Woman at the UEA

The whole thing was bizarre, très à la Bond . Waiting in my name were tickets to Copenhagen International.

The Second World War: PART 6 - Andrew Macdonald - Sagan (1944)

It is just as well that the human body retains little to no memory of exquisite pain - it is only the mind that does.

The Second World War: PART 5 - Adelise Gèroux - Paris (1945)

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