I've been writing fiction since my teens. Until 2008, I'd done mostly short fiction, but I took the plunge with a mystery series about a DC-based PI and a western/history series about the Buffalo Soldiers of the Ninth US Cavalry on the frontier after the Civil War. In addition, I've done other fiction and nonfiction, which is available on Amazon and other book sites, in paperback and e-book format. I spent 20 years in the US army, and 30 years as a US diplomat, retiring in 2012. I now write full time, and do public speaking, lecturing, and the occasional consulting contract. In addition to my blogspot blog, I do a writing blog at http://charlieray45.wordpress.com/.
  • North Potomac, Maryland
  • JoinedJuly 6, 2014



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Stories by Charles Ray
Buffalo Soldier: Family Feud by CharlesRay1
Buffalo Soldier: Family Feud Historical Fiction
When two brothers go to war with each other over who controls the family property, Sgt Ben Carter and his detachment are sent to the town of Oakton to help the sheriff keep the peace.
The Cat in the Hatbox by CharlesRay1
The Cat in the Hatbox Mystery / Thriller
When a resident of his retirement community dies, her niece doesn't agree that it was from a heart attack as the doctor said. She asks Ed Lazenby to look into it. sucking him and his best friend and neighbor, Ernie...
Murder on the Menu by CharlesRay1
Murder on the Menu Mystery / Thriller
Competition in the restaurant industry is cutthroat, but it's not supposed to be literally fatal. When Al and Sandra accompany Buster Mayweather to upstate New York to attend the opening of a new restaurant by Bust...
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