Sheriff B.J. Kincaid: Bullet for a Bad Man

February 9, 2020


Sheriff B.J. Kincaid: Bullet for a Bad Man: A Classic Western From The Author of “Jacob Blade: Vigilante”

From the bestselling author of “Jacob Blade: Vigilante” comes “Sheriff B.J. Kincaid: Bullet For A Bad Man.” This brand new Western will take you on a rip-roaring adventure across the bad lands of the Old West!

When Lee Muldoon, a newcomer who bought a big ranch near Calabash Crossing, makes unwelcome advances to her friend, Mazie Carter, Sheriff B.J. Kincaid decides to check up on him. His hands refuse to allow her to enter his ranch, so she does a covert reconnaissance from a nearby hill, and sees things that make her suspicious, though, not enough to warrant legal action. Back in town, she enlists the help of Mayor Entwhistle to get Judge Henry Peckham to issue her a warrant to search Muldoon’s place, a request the judge, no fan of hers, denies. Disappointed, B.J. goes to visit Mazie, and learns that she’s missing, and one of the women working at the Silver Dollar Saloon saw Muldoon and two of his men entering her room early that morning. This changes everything, and Peckham reluctantly issues a warrant—but only allowing her to search for Mazie.

As usual, the men of Calabash Crossing refuse to step up to the plate when B.J. tries to organize a posse, and she’s left with just the Silver Dollar’s bartender and a stable boy, until her friend Darby Yates comes to town and throws in his lot.

Arriving at Muldoon’s with her posse of three, she’s again denied entry, only this time, it’s not just a lone guard, but Muldoon’s entire crew, barricaded in front of the house, and loaded for bear.

Any other sheriff facing such odds would probably back down, but B.J. Kincaid is not any other sheriff.


A Classic Western that’s packed with action and adventure.

Reviewed by Piaras on February 9, 2020 for Emerald Book Reviews 

Sheriff B.J. Kincaid: Bullet for a Bad Man by bestselling author Charles Ray is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novella with brilliantly drawn characters. The author weaves a classic Western Fiction with intriguing twists and turns that will captivate the reader from the first page to the last. Skillfully constructed and set against the backdrop of the Old West, this book will have you on the edge of your seat! It’s a quick fast-paced read that will have you mesmerized from the opening chapter.

Bullet for a Bad Man had every element a good story should have. An interesting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

An excellent series recommended to all fans of the Classic Western genre.






I’ve been writing fiction since my teens, having won a national short story writing contest sponsored by a Sunday school magazine. During the 1960s I wrote poetry for the European edition of Stars and Stripes, and have done articles, reviews, cartoons, and photography for a number of publications in Asia, Africa, and the U.S. I write in several genres, mystery, fantasy, urban fantasy, and humor, in addition to non-fiction; but, my favorite is mystery.

I wrote a book on leadership, Things I Learned from my Grandmother about Leadership and Life, in 2008, which continues to enjoy modest sales but a growing reputation on three continents. In 2009, I went back to my first love, fiction, with Color Me Dead, the first in my Al Pennyback mystery series.
I was editorial cartoonist for the Spring Lake (NC) News from 1977 to 1981, and had a regular cartoon page and did cover art for the now defunct Buffalo magazine, a publication geared to showcasing the contribution of soldiers of color in US history.

I began the Al Pennyback mystery series from a desire to see stories about Washington, DC, my adopted home, that focused on the ordinary people rather than spies, lobbyists, and politicians.

I write for a number of Internet sites; I was a featured travel contributor on Yahoo Voices from 2010 to 2012 until the featured contributor program was terminated, and am the diplomatic correspondent for asnycnowradio, an Internet radio station based in New York. My own blogs can be viewed at and, and I blog occasionally at

I still write poetry from time to time, and have appeared in a number of anthologies.

I’ve recently begun experimenting with making short videos. They can be seen at



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