WorldCat Identities

Compton, Ralph

Overview
Works: 385 works in 1,400 publications in 1 language and 70,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Western stories  History 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PS3573.E8224, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Compton
Ralph Compton, the convict trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bounty hunter John Tone is good at his job. Some would say ruthless. If there's killing to be done, he shows no mercy. In another time, far across the ocean, Tone lost the only person he's ever loved--and he's been dead inside ever since. That's the hand fate dealt him, and he'll play it out. But then a powerful criminal from San Francisco's notorious Barbary Coast makes him an offer he can't refuse, and Tone has to draw out six of his client's worst enemies--making himself a target for the men he's been hired to kill. Against those odds, Tone knows he may be loading the six chambers of his Colt for the last time."
Death rides a chestnut mare by Ralph Compton( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pistol-packin' daughter of a man brutally murdered by outlaws rides the range exacting a savage revenge
The burning range : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a gambler locked in a claims war, the stakes are life or death! A plague of killings has descended on Green Meadow, Oklahoma. A villain called the Fat Man wants the town -- and the black gold beneath it. And Fat Man is willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it. Only two underdogs stand in his way: seedy gambler Chauncey Drake and scrappy Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers. The pair will have to work hard and work together to force-feed the Fat Man a steady diet of hot lead -- or Green Meadow will run red
The ghost of Apache creek : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping the peace is no trouble at all in a town of one. The only folks left behind in Requiem are ghosts--and after three years of solitude, Marshal Sam Pace has turned into a phantom of sorts. Sam is sure that actual people--rather than the ghosts he sees in his mind - will return and bring the town to life again. But when a woman on the run stumbles into town, Sam turns his attention to what he must do as caretaker of the town, and dons the mantle of Town Marshal. The girl is bringing a pile of trouble with her, and though it's fair to say that Sam has the skills to best a man in a gunfight, they're just a little rusty
The Goodnight Trail by Ralph Compton( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member 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 Western Trail by Ralph Compton( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member 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
The last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspaper reporter Lester T. Booker sets out to interview legendary lawman, ex-gunfighter Ransom March. But the dime novel hero turns out to be little more than an old ex-lawman of questionable moral fiber who doled out death to unsuspecting-- and sometimes unarmed-- enemies. One criminal who escaped Rance's brand of justice is the man known as the Gravedigger-- a man who earned his moniker for buryng his victims alive. Rance comes out of retirement so he can put that murdering desperado six feet under once and for all. For Booker, it's the story of a lifetime-- and an education in learning just how the West was really won--Jacket
Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles is being blackmailed by President Chester A. Arthur. The commander in chief needs someone to discover why Hatfield J. Warful is gathering every notorious gunslinger in the West at his home in Slaughter Canyon. Thanks to a falsified news report planted by the Secret Service, Battles is wanted for robbery and murder, leaving him no choice but to infiltrate Warful's gang by posing as an outlaw on the run"--Page 2 of cover
Down on Gila River : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At fifty, cattle driver Sam Sawyer thinks he can finally dust off and retire, maybe open an eating house. But after a pack of Apache ambushes him and leaves him to die in Gila River country, he barely makes it to a remote ranch. The owner, Hanna Stewart, has worked the desert spread with her young daughter ever since her husband went for a ride and never returned. For years, she's been victimized by the corrupt sheriff of Lost Mine, Vic Moseley. Turns out, Moseley's evil intentions don't stop with Hannah Stewart. And things are fixing to get downright bloody. After a lifetime in the saddle, Sam is about to ride not only the hardest trail of his life, but possibly the last
The stranger from Abilene by Joseph A West( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rancher Cage Clayton was hired to track down a man who years ago had left a trail of destruction in his wake. Though he doesn't know who his target is or what he looks like, Clayton does know that he's is in Bighorn Point. Finding him shouldn't be too hard."--Provided by publisher
The Abilene Trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member 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
Ralph Compton's The shadow of a noose : a novel by Ralph Compton( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year after their sister rode off seeking revenge for their father's death, Tim and Jed Strange head out to look for their sister and find a heap of their own trouble instead. Original
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member 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 Shawnee trail by Ralph Compton( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driving two thousand head of cattle north from Texas, Cajun cowboy Long John Coons must brave stampedes, cattle rustlers, renegade Indians, and the love of a beautiful woman with a sordid past to get his longhorns to the Kansas railroad
The border empire by Ralph Compton( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking up the custom-made Colts of his late father, who was murdered in the streets of El Paso by Mexico's notorious Sandlin gang, Wes Stone trades his aspirations of becoming a lawman for his thirst for vengeance
Ralph Compton : By the horns : a Ralph Compton novel by David Robbins( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Owen and three of the Bar 40's toughest cowhands must escort a British cattle rancher on a cattle drive from Texas to Wyoming, a dangerous adventure that pits them against Luke Deal and his murderous gang, who are looking for revenge
Sixguns and double eagles by Ralph Compton( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Wes Stone rides out onto the frontier with guns ablaze in a quest to revenge the murder of his father, a legendary gunfighter, by the men behind a counterfeiting ring stretching from New Orleans to California
Skeleton Lode by Ralph Compton( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friend's deathbed confession about the location of a lost gold mine inflicts Arlo Wells and Dallas Holt with a case of gold fever, but the race is on when they learn that others know about the location of the golden shaft
The bloody trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Marcus Galloway( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When bounty hunters take not only unassuming Emmett Natham, the man they claim to be a fugitive, but the entire wagon train to hold for ransom, Jeremiah Correy must find a way to stop the murderous crew--and his greatest ally may be the mysterious fugitive, Emmett Natham
 
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