WorldCat Identities

Compton, Ralph

Overview
Works: 328 works in 1,243 publications in 1 language and 63,901 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Western stories 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: PS3573.E8224, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Compton
The ghost of Apache creek : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 918 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
Death rides a chestnut mare by Ralph Compton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 882 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 )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 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 Abilene Trail : a Ralph Compton novel by Dusty Richards ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 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 Western Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benton McCaleb and his band of cowboys have braved over a thousand miles to drive a herd of longhorns from Texas to Wyoming, but they discover that their struggles are not over when a ruthless railroad baron tries to force them off the land
Blood and gold : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 775 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 last manhunt : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 774 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
The Chisholm Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 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
Ralph Compton : By the horns : a Ralph Compton novel by David Robbins ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 752 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
West of Pecos : a Ralph Compton novel by David Robbins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 750 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
Ralph Compton's The shadow of a noose : a novel by Ralph Compton ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 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
The Shawnee trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 742 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 )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 739 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
Death of a hangman : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Charlie Pike's old commanding officer call him to action, he cannot refuse. General Dryden was a blustery, demanding leader, and he saved Pike's life in the war. Now a judge in the wilds of New Mexico Territory, Dryden is dying--and he wants Pike to escort him back to his native Texas. But a powerful gang leader wants vengeance on Dryden, and Pike is about to find out that paying some debts can cost a man everything
Slaughter canyon : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 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"-- Cover verso
The Oregon trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 703 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
Ralph Compton : blood duel : a Ralph Compton novel by David Robbins ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gunfighter learns how to read in order to understand what dime novelists have been writing about him
West of the law : a Ralph Compton novel by Joseph A West ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a price on his head, John McBride heads to High Hopes, Colorado, where he gets on the bad side of a corrupt saloon owner, who imports opium and Chinese slave girls, and his gang of outlaws, while trying to protect a beautiful card dealer
Sixguns and double eagles by Ralph Compton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 694 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
The Goodnight Trail by Ralph Compton ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 692 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
 
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