Welcome to the site of Ernest Lancaster


     Welcome to Ernest Lancaster’s web home.  Lancaster researched his crime-fiction stories for thirty-three years as a cop for the Memphis Police Department.

     Every cop who ever tugged a badge and gun has plenty of stories to tell.  Even before retirement, Lancaster began bending the truth in a noir-ish melody of hardboiled tales.

     Recently, Fiery Seas Publishing signed a book deal with Lancaster to inflict, er ... present, a three-novel series to the unsuspecting public: THE JINX, THE BLACK SPANISH FLOWER and PUPPET MASTERS.  His collection of short stories, PRECINCT MEMPHIS – COP TALES, is out of print and no longer available.

     Lancaster tends to favor authors who talk the talk well because they have walked the walk.  Among the best of those are Joseph Wambaugh and oddly two news dogs – as he calls reporters in his books – Michael Connelly and Bruce de Silva.

     Lancaster now resides with his wife and Yorkie in the Smoky Mountains, where they love to camp and hike.


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