The Black Spanish Flower

In book two of the Memphis M.O. Series, marauders stage an attack on Graceland to steal Elvis’s favorite jumpsuit, The Black Spanish Flower. Amos Grey’s heroics there set him on a quest to earn a spot on the Memphis Police Department’s TACT Squad. Why does Lieutenant Rick Munro stand in his way?

Grey seeks to root out the truth about his father, a cop who was killed when Amos was an infant. The trail takes unexpected turns, all the way back to the infamous assassination in 1968 at the Lorraine Motel. Can he unravel the mystery and catch up to the charismatic Elvis tribute artist, who plans to don The Black Spanish Flower to a final cataclysmic event?


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Ernest Lancaster - The Black Spanish Flower

The Jinx

Disaster strikes and innocents die as police sniper Rick Munro is plagued by a first-call jinx.

As his career takes off, Munro must overcome his rookie mistakes, and keep his team members safe.

When Munro returns to TACT as a newly promoted lieutenant, the jinx torments him still. He must contend with team members’ rival agendas around every turn. Munro finds himself in a battle he can’t escape as corruption and death unfold around him.

Who can he trust? Will Munro break the streak or will it destroy everything he believes in?

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Ernest Lancaster - The Jinx - hard boiled crime novelist


These misadventures of Memphis’ all-too-human cops rips the scabs off police work and lays a knot of questions bare to the light of day. It brings you as close as you will get to becoming a cop, without donning a badge and gun and hitting the streets to solve the world’s problems.

THE KILLER: There’s a thin line between killing and murder.NIGHTFALL OVER GRACELAND: At Elvis’s funeral, a cop enchants a woman he wishes he’d never met.
SPECTRAL ABSOLUTION: A paranormal mystery. Can murder occur from beyond the grave?

THE COP’S NUDE WIFE: When a cop’s wily wife schemes to compete with her husband’s untamed street life, what can go wrong?SUFFER AND LET SUFFER: Why do officers commit suicide? “I’m not well. I wish I could vomit the Mississippi River.” I WOULD LIKE THIS QUOTE ITALICIZED.CHRISTMAS ON THE CANNONBALL: An odd Father Christmas trumps a cop’s jurisdiction.

… And many more.

Re-Releasing Nov 4 !

Upcoming Author Appearances:

  • Sat, Aug 05 – Ernie will be signing his novels at Neighborly Books, 106 E Broadway, Maryville, TN. If you visit Maryville’s Farmer’s Market at Founders Square, mosey down the street to say hello. You can find him on the sidewalk of the bookstore at 10 AM. If you have yet to see this charming jewel in downtown Maryville, take this opportunity to check it out.

Ernest Lancaster’s three-novel series, coming soon to the unsuspecting public:

NOTE: Fiery Seas Publishing has gone out of business, so the book has been made available on Amazon. The next book in the series will be released mid-2025.

Charter Member of The Smoking Guns, the Smoky Mountains chapter of Sisters In Crime.

August 25, 2019

Killer Nashville

SEMWA Panel Dangerous Minds