Welcome to the site of Ernest Lancaster

 
 

I write police suspense novels.  Every cop who has ever tugged a badge and gun has plenty of stories.  I’m putting a few of mine on the page.  At least the ones that don’t have to go to the grave with me.


Writing is a tougher business to break into than Fort Knox.  As a mentor once advised, there’s nothing fair about the publishing industry, you have to make your own breaks.  And the industry is changing so fast, no one knows how stories will be read in the future.  But readers will always thirst for interesting tales.  So I’m not whining, I’m just writing.


Please bear in mind, I write fiction.  Just because something is in my stories doesn’t mean it really happened.  Ernest Hemingway said: “A writer, if he is any good, does not describe.  He invents...”


Ernest Hemingway’s work influenced my voice.  Unfortunately, he hasn’t written much in the last fifty years and writing styles change.  I’m also fond of Neil Gaiman and a wide variety of other authors in many genres.


Michael Connelly and Joseph Wambaugh come closer than any others to getting it right about police work.  Of course if fact were fiction, all cops would be best sellers. Police writers have to be great story tellers.


I dedicate the body of my work to all my comrades in blue, living and dead.  Good luck.  You need it.


PRECINCT MEMPHIS – COP TALES  AN E-BOOK NOW AVAILABLE AT BARNES AND NOBLE, SMASHWORDS, KOBO, SONY

AND DIESEL.

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Below is the link to my latest work, an E-book.  Check it out!