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

Stories by Charles Ray
Over My Dead Body by CharlesRay1
Over My Dead Body Mystery / Thriller
Al Pennyback travels to East Texas to help a cousin who has received an offer to buy some of his land. There are two problems: the land is worthless despite the buyer offering a hundred thousand dollars for it, an...
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...
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