Ralph Compton

Ralph Compton

This is a complete list of Ralph Compton books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Gunfighter Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Reunion in Hell
2020
2
Blood of the Hunters
2020
3
Broken Rider
2020
4
Return to Gila Bend
2020
5
Death Valley Drifter
2020
6
Ride for Justice
2020
7
Ride the Hammer Down
2020
8
Frontier Medicine
2021
9
Face of a Snake
2021
10
Dalton's Justice
2021
11
Shot to Hell
2021
12
Hell Snake
2021
13
The Wrong Side of the Law
2021
14
Guns of the Greenhorn
2021
15
The Devil's Snare
2021
16
Hellbound Posse (By: Robert J. Randisi)
2021
17
Blood on the Prairie
2021
18
Die Trying
2021
19
Counterfeit Lawman (By: Jackson Lowry)
2022
20
Thirteen Bullets ( By: Sean Danker)
2022
21
My Brother, My Killer (By: Jackson Lowry)
2022
22
The Guns of Wrath
2022
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List of Sundown Riders Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
North To The Bitterroot
1996
2
Demon's Pass (By: Robert Vaughan)
2000
3
Runaway Stage (With: Robert Vaughan)
2002
4
Do or Die (By: David Robbins)
2003
5
Nowhere, TX (With: David Robbins)
2004
6
Across the Rio Colorado
2004
7
West of Pecos (By: David Robbins)
2005
8
The Winchester Run
2007
9
Whiskey River
2011
10
Skeleton Lode
2011
11
Devil's Canyon
2013
12
Tin Star (By: Jackson Lowry)
2020
13
The Wolves of Seven Pines (By: E. L. Ripley)
The Wolves of Seven Pines (By: E. L. Ripley)
2020
14
Never Bet Against the Bullet (By: Jackson Lowry)
2020
15
Lost Banshee Mine (By: Jackson Lowry)
2020
16
Prairie Fire, Kansas (By: John Shirley)
2020
17
Calvert's Last Bluff (By: E. L. Ripley)
Calvert's Last Bluff (By: E. L. Ripley)
2020
18
The Trail's End (By: E. L. Ripley)
The Trail's End (By: E. L. Ripley)
2021
19
Stagecoach to Hell (By: Terrence McCauley)
2021
20
Snake's Fury (By: Bernard Schaffer)
2021
21
The Outlaw Hunters (By: D B Pulliam)
The Outlaw Hunters (By: D B Pulliam)
2021
22
Flames of Silver ( By: Jackson Lowry)
2021
23
Seven Roads to Revenge (By: Carlton Stowers)
Seven Roads to Revenge (By: Carlton Stowers)
2021
24
The Winter of Wolves (By: Royal Harding)
The Winter of Wolves (By: Royal Harding)
2021
25
Ghost Hollow Ranch (By: D.B. Pulliam)
Ghost Hollow Ranch (By: D.B. Pulliam)
2021
26
The Reluctant Lawman (By: Craig Barstow)
The Reluctant Lawman (By: Craig Barstow)
2022
27
The Robber Barons (By: Craig Barstow)
The Robber Barons (By: Craig Barstow)
2022
28
Snake Oil Justice (By: Jackson Lowry)
2022
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List of Trail Drive Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Goodnight Trail
1992
2
The Western Trail
1992
3
The Chisholm Trail
1993
4
The Bandera Trail
1993
5
The California Trail
1994
6
The Shawnee Trail
1994
7
The Virginia City Trail
1994
8
The Dodge City Trail
1995
9
The Oregon Trail
1995
10
The Santa Fe Trail
1997
11
The Old Spanish Trail
1998
12
The Green River Trail
1999
13
The Deadwood Trail
1999
14
The Dakota Trail (By: Robert Vaughan)
2001
15
The Alamosa Trail (By: Robert Vaughan)
2002
16
The Bozeman Trail (By: Robert Vaughan)
2002
17
The Abilene Trail (By: Dusty Richards)
2003
18
Trail To Fort Smith (By: Dusty Richards)
2004
19
The Palo Duro Trail (By: Jory Sherman)
2004
20
The Ogallala Trail (By: Dusty Richards)
2005
21
The Ellsworth Trail (By: Jory Sherman)
2005
22
The Tenderfoot Trail (By: Joseph A. West)
The Tenderfoot Trail (By: Joseph A. West)
2006
23
Trail to Cottonwood Falls (By: Dusty Richards)
2007
24
The Amarillo Trail (By: Jory Sherman)
2011
25
The Omaha Trail (By: Jory Sherman)
2012
26
Big Jake's Last Drive (By: Robert J. Randisi)
2020
27
The Kelly Trail (By: Terrence McCauley)
2020
28
Drive for Independence (With: Lyle Brandt)
2020
29
Red Trail (By: John Shirley)
2020
30
The Empire Trail (By: Jeff Rovin)
2021
31
The Too-Late Trail (With: Matthew P. Mayo)
The Too-Late Trail (With: Matthew P. Mayo)
2021
32
Terror Trail (By: Lyle Brandt)
2021
33
The Saltwater Trail (By: Jackson Lowry)
2022
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List of Border Empire Books in Publication Order

List of Buck Fletcher Books in Publication Order (with Joseph A. West)

List of Danny Duggin Books in Publication Order (with Ralph Cotton)

List of John McBride Books in Publication Order (with Joseph A. West)

List of Tom Navarro Books in Publication Order (with Peter Brandvold)

List of Trail of the Gunfighter Books in Publication Order

List of Ralph Compton Western Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Clarion's Call (By: Robert Vaughan)
2001
2
Blood and Gold ( By: Joseph A. West)
Blood and Gold ( By: Joseph A. West)
2004
3
For the Brand (By: David Robbins)
2005
4
Rio Largo (By: David Robbins)
2006
5
Guns of the Canyonlands ( By: Joseph A. West)
Guns of the Canyonlands ( By: Joseph A. West)
2006
6
Texas Empire
2006
7
By the Horns ( By: David Robbins)
2006
8
Deadwood Gulch (By: John Edward Ames)
Deadwood Gulch (By: John Edward Ames)
2006
9
The Bloody Trail ( By: Marcus Galloway)
The Bloody Trail ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2007
10
A Wolf In the Fold (By: David Robbins)
2007
11
Bluff City (By: David Robbins)
2007
12
West Of The Law ( By: Joseph A. West)
West Of The Law ( By: Joseph A. West)
2007
13
Blood Duel ( By: David Robbins)
2007
14
Death of a Bad Man ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Death of a Bad Man ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2008
15
Ride the Hard Trail (By: David Robbins)
2008
16
Blood on the Gallows ( By: Joseph A. West)
Blood on the Gallows ( By: Joseph A. West)
2008
17
Bullet for a Bad Man ( By: David Robbins)
2008
18
The Convict Trail ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Convict Trail ( By: Joseph A. West)
2008
19
Bounty Hunter (By: Joseph A. West)
Bounty Hunter (By: Joseph A. West)
2009
20
Rawhide Flat ( By: Joseph A. West)
Rawhide Flat ( By: Joseph A. West)
2009
21
Outlaw's Reckoning ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Outlaw's Reckoning ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2009
22
The Man From Nowhere ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Man From Nowhere ( By: Joseph A. West)
2009
23
Bounty Hunter ( By: Joseph A. West)
Bounty Hunter ( By: Joseph A. West)
2009
24
Fatal Justice (By: David Robbins)
2009
25
Stryker's Revenge ( By: Joseph A. West)
Stryker's Revenge ( By: Joseph A. West)
2010
26
Death of a Hangman ( By: Joseph A. West)
Death of a Hangman ( By: Joseph A. West)
2010
27
North to the Salt Fork (By: Dusty Richards)
2010
28
Rusted Tin ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Rusted Tin ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2010
29
The Shadow Of A Gun (By: Henry Clay Merritt)
The Shadow Of A Gun (By: Henry Clay Merritt)
2010
30
The Burning Range ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Burning Range ( By: Joseph A. West)
2010
31
[ The Burning Range ) - Large Print ] By West, Joseph A [ 2011 ) [ Hardcover ] (By: Joseph A. West)
2010
32
The Last Manhunt ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Last Manhunt ( By: Joseph A. West)
2011
33
The Stranger from Abilene ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Stranger from Abilene ( By: Joseph A. West)
2011
34
The Ghost of Apache Creek ( By: Joseph A. West)
The Ghost of Apache Creek ( By: Joseph A. West)
2011
35
Dead Man's Ranch ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
Dead Man's Ranch ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
2012
36
Slaughter Canyon ( By: Joseph A. West)
Slaughter Canyon ( By: Joseph A. West)
2012
37
One Man's Fire ( By: Marcus Galloway)
One Man's Fire ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2012
38
Tucker's Reckoning ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
Tucker's Reckoning ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
2012
39
Down on Gila River ( By: Joseph A. West)
Down on Gila River ( By: Joseph A. West)
2012
40
Brimstone Trail ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Brimstone Trail ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2013
41
Straight Shooter ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Straight Shooter ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2013
42
The Hunted ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
The Hunted ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
2013
43
Hard Ride to Wichita ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Hard Ride to Wichita ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2013
44
The Cheyenne Trail (By: Jory Sherman)
2014
45
Double-Cross Ranch ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
Double-Cross Ranch ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
2014
46
Comanche Trail (By: Carlton Stowers)
Comanche Trail (By: Carlton Stowers)
2014
47
The Dangerous Land ( By: Marcus Galloway)
The Dangerous Land ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2014
48
Vigilante Dawn ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Vigilante Dawn ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2014
49
The Evil Men Do (By: David Robbins)
2015
50
Straight to the Noose ( By: Marcus Galloway)
Straight to the Noose ( By: Marcus Galloway)
2015
51
Shotgun Charlie ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
Shotgun Charlie ( By: Matthew P. Mayo)
2015
52
The Law and the Lawless (By: David Robbins)
2015
53
Brother's Keeper (By: David Robbins)
2015
54
Texas Hills (By: David Robbins)
2015
55
Outlaw Town (By: David Robbins)
2016
56
Phantom Hill ( By: Carlton Stowers)
Phantom Hill ( By: Carlton Stowers)
2016
57
Hellbound Posse (By: Robert J. Randisi)
2021
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Ralph Compton: Biography

Ralph Compton was born on April 11th, 1934. Ralph passed away September 16th, 1998 at 64 years old. Ralph Compton was born in St. Clair County, Alabama, USA.

Ralph Compton was the author of the Gunfighter series which consists of 22 novels. The Gunfighter series started in 2020 with the novel Reunion in Hell. The most recently released novel in the Gunfighter series was The Guns of Wrath which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the Gunfighter series.

Ralph Compton also wrote the Trail Drive series which has 33 books including The Goodnight Trail and The Western Trail.

Ralph Compton: Awards & Accolades

Compton's book, The Too-Late Trail was nominated for the Spur Awards, Best Western Mass Market Paperback Novel, in 2022.

Ralph Compton: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Ralph Compton on Book Notification is The Dawn of Fury, the 1st novel in the Trail of the Gunfighter series.

The most read book by Ralph Compton on Book Notification is The Dawn of Fury, the 1st novel in the Trail of the Gunfighter series.

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  1. William W. Johnstone, author of the The First Mountain Man Series.
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  3. Alistair MacLean, author of the novel: Where Eagles Dare.
  4. A. American, author of the The Survivalist Series.
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Ralph Compton: F.A.Q

When was Ralph Compton Born?

Ralph Compton was born on April 11th, 1934.

When did Ralph Compton die?

Ralph Compton died on September 16th, 1998 at 64 years old.

Where was Ralph Compton Born?

Ralph Compton was born in St. Clair County, Alabama, USA.

What was the first book Ralph Compton wrote?

The first novel written by Ralph Compton was The Goodnight Trail, published in 1992.

What was the most recent book Ralph Compton wrote?

His most recently released work was The Guns of Wrath on September 27th, 2022.

How many books has Ralph Compton written?

Ralph Compton has written 54 books across 10 series.
  • 18 books in the Gunfighter Series
  • 8 books in the Sundown Riders Series
  • 15 books in the Trail Drive Series
  • 3 books in the Border Empire Series
  • 4 books in the Danny Duggin Series
  • 2 books in the Tom Navarro Series
  • 3 books in the Trail of the Gunfighter Series
  • 1 book in the Ralph Compton Western Series

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    1 year ago

    Ralph Compton writes entertaining Westerns. My librarian told me that my description applies to most Western authors. But I disagree. Most Westerns are boring, at least to me, because they spend too much time lamenting the struggles of living in the Old West.

    Many authors treat Westerns like conventional historical fiction, and that appeals to some people. I want action. I read this genre for the gunfights and explosions, and Compton delivers on that front.

    He tends to meander. His protagonists will zigzag through several side quests before finally returning to the main story to face the primary antagonist. If this were historical fiction, those detours would annoy me.

    But with Compton, the detours are excuses to throw more gunfights into the mix, which I appreciate.

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