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Compton, Ralph

Overview
Works: 425 works in 1,628 publications in 1 language and 72,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Western stories  Suspense fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PS3573.E8224, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Compton
Death rides a chestnut mare by Ralph Compton( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only folk left behind in Apache Creek are ghosts, including Marshall Sam Pace. Three years of solitude have turned Sam into a phantom, but when a woman on the run stumbles into town, the former lawman must protect her and make use of gunslinger skills long out of practice
The burning range : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 872 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 last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 823 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 812 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 807 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 785 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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 748 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
The Chisholm Trail by Ralph Compton( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 738 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
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 720 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
Ralph Compton's The shadow of a noose : a novel by Ralph Compton( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 715 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
West of Pecos : a Ralph Compton novel by David Robbins( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Civil War veterans-from opposite sides of the conflict-settle on the same land. They must put aside their differences not only for the sake of their families, but in order to fend off a gang of rustlers who want the land for themselves
Skeleton Lode by Ralph Compton( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 694 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 Oregon trail by Ralph Compton( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lou Spencer, Dill Summer, and their fourteen Texas cowboys briught a herd up to Independence, Missouri, and sold half to a wagon train heading West. Then the Texans hired on, leading the battling greenhorn pioneers across the Missouri River, across Nebraska Territory, and into the wilds past Forts Laramie and Bridger. With winter closing in, Spencer's men were running out of time to reach the wide-open land of Oregon. And with a fortune in gold hidden in one of the pilgrims' wooden wagons-and outlaws circling like wolves-there were miles of shooting and dying still ahead
The border empire by Ralph Compton( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 691 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 : west of the law by Joseph A West( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordered to head west when a New York gangster puts a price on his head for killing his son, Detective Sergeant John McBride ends up in High Hopes, Colorado--a lawless boomtown where McBride quickly runs afoul of corrupt saloon owner Gamble Trask and his vicious hired guns. When beautiful card dealer Shannon Roark asks for his protection, it's high time for one of New York's finest to dole out some frontier justice of his own
Sixguns and double eagles by Ralph Compton( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 686 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
Stryker's revenge : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Army officer swears revenge on the gunrunner who scarred him
The bloody trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Marcus Galloway( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 673 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
The hunted : a Ralph Compton novel by Matthew P Mayo( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big Charlie Chilton knows better than to lose his temper, but when a loudmouth threatens to expose his long-buried secrets, he can't help but teach the man a lesson about being quiet. Unfortunately, it turns out the man was about to make an important supply run for the town's marshal, and Marshal Watt knows just enough about Shotgun Charlie's past to draft him into service in his stead. The trek north would be treacherous enough with the snow and the threat of an Indian attack, but the ragtag drunkards running the freighting outfit put Charlie ill-at-ease. When bad blood springs up between them, Charlie is left for dead on the side of the mountain. But they should have made sure he was really gone--because the wounded bear of a man isn't down for the count, and he's ready to bring vengeance on those who did him wrong."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel
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The ghost of Apache creek : a Ralph Compton novelThe burning range : a Ralph Compton novelThe last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novelSlaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novelThe stranger from AbileneThe Abilene Trail : a Ralph Compton novelThe Chisholm TrailBlood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel