Most widely held works by Ralph Compton
Bullet for a bad man by David Robbins ( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
The son of a prosperous Arizona rancher, Boone Scott is content to raise cattle for the rest of his days. Not his brother, Eppley. Dangerously dissatisfied, he plots to take over the family ranch. When Epp pays an assassin to kill him, Boone's lightning-quick hands leave a fistful of dead men behind. Unaware of his brother's treachery, Boone flees and faces danger from hired gunmen, rustlers, and wild Apaches. If he can survive, he just might come up against the deadliest peril of all: a showdown with his own flesh and blood.
Death rides a chestnut mare by Ralph Compton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
The pistol-packin' daughter of a man brutally murdered by outlaws rides the range exacting a savage revenge.
Blood duel by David Robbins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Jeeter Frost is targeted by reporters seeking insider details of the "Missouri Man-Killer." Jeeter knows he's done his share of killin', but his inability to read the so-called true accounts of his exploits makes his trigger finger burn worse than ever.
The tenderfoot trail by Joseph A West ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Framed for murder and pursued by bloodthirsty killers, Luke Garrett's landed himself in a real fix this time.
The bloody trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Marcus Galloway ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Jeremiah Correy gets more than he bargained for when he and the members of his expedition are terrorized by Sam Madigan--a cold-blooded killer who'll take anyone down without a single moment of remorse.
Blood on the gallows by Joseph A West ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 libraries worldwide
John McBride is a former New York City lawman who's moved west to pursue a more peaceful existence. But easy living just isn't in the cards. And when a town sheriff with a Texas-size chip on his shoulder decides to make trouble, McBride knows that one way or another, somebody's headed for an early grave.
West of the law by Joseph A West ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 991 libraries worldwide
Detective Sergeant John McBride gets while the gettin's good when a New York gangster puts a price on his head. But after landing in High Hopes, Colorado, McBride quickly finds that his troubles with the criminal sect are just beginning.
By the horns by David Robbins ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
A greenhorn--an Englishman, no less--arrives in Whiskey Flats to purchase one of the Bar 40's best longhorns. Owen, the ranch foreman, must escort the tenderfoot on the drive from Texas to Wyoming. But Luke Deal and his gang of ruthless cowboys have been hankerin' to get even with Owen, and this seems like the perfect time to settle an old score.
Rio Largo by David Robbins ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
In the Sweet Grass Valley, Kent Tovey's Circle T ranch and Dar Pierce's DP ranch sit on either side of the Rio Largo River. Tovey and Pierce have no beef with each other--until a no-good schemer instigates a bloody feud between the old friends.
Shadow of the gun by Joseph A West ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
John McBride purchases a restaurant in the eerily named town of Suicide. But marauding Apaches, rampaging outlaws, and even the townsfolk are driving tensions sky high--and McBride isn't exactly a welcome newcomer.
Guns of the Canyonlands by Joseph A West ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Passing through Crooked Creek, Utah, Chance Tyree runs afoul of the law, and soon finds himself on the wrong end of a hanging rope. Only Owen Fowler can help him. But is Owen a friend or is he the harbinger of even greater trouble for Chance?
Deadwood Gulch by John Edward Ames ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
When Cas Everett, lightning fast on the draw and deadly as a nest of rattlers, returns home and finds his ma, pa, and siblings planted in fresh graves, he vows to call down the thunder on all those responsible.
Bluff city by David Robbins ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Bluff City is a booming silver mining town full of pigeons to pluck. When two of its wealthiest citizens devise plans to rob their neighbors legally and illegally, only Clay Adams stands in their way.
The Goodnight Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Rounding up unbranded cattle with Charles Goodnight, former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford battle flooded rivers, parched desert, and Comanches.
The Abilene Trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 libraries worldwide
While driving cattle up north, former Confederate Army officer-turned-rancher Ben McCullough and his ex-sergeant Hap encounter such perils as stampedes, raging waters, nature's fury, and a gang of vicious rustlers. Original.
Ride the hard trail by David Robbins ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
At the EJ Ranch the Bryce brothers have found good, honest work. A widow with two young children has a herd of cattle that needs grazing. But the widow and her property are coveted by a cattle baron. As the Bryce brothers find themselves in the crosshairs of a looming range, a trio of merciless bounty hunters arrives to collect the prices on their heads.
The Western Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
Benton McCaleb and his band of cowboys brave more than one thousand treacherous miles to drive 2,400 head of cattle into Wyoming's Sweetwater Valley, encountering a ruthless railroad baron along the way.
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
A young cowhand-entrusted with $30,000 of his employer's money-must traverse hostile Indian territory while avoiding bandits who are pursuing the fortune.
The Chisholm Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Ten Chisholm, having left New Orleans with a price on his head and a vow to return to claim Priscilla for his wife, must first round up a herd of wild longhorns and drive them north on a quest to open a new trail to Kansas.
The California trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
An extraordinary saga of the trailblazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the great Frontier.
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