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 rip the scabs off police work and lay a knot of questions bare to the light of day. Take a vicarious tour, bringing 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: A thin line lies 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 SHOTGUN AND THE TIE TACK (published in Nov 2023 issue of Killer Nashville Magazine!)
When a cop’s wily wife schemes to compete with her husband’s untamed street life, what can go wrong?

… And many more.      Now Available!

Ernest Lancaster - The Jinx - hard boiled crime novelist

Upcoming Author Appearances:

  • Sat, Aug 17, 3-9pm: 6th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival, Townsend TN

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.

President of The Smoking Guns chapter of Sisters In Crime.

August 25, 2019

Killer Nashville

SEMWA Panel Dangerous Minds