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Ralph Compton


USA flag (1934 - 1998)

Born in Alabama during the Depression, Compton moved to Nashville in 1978, where he tried his had at publishing, record producing, and songwriting before he turned his hand to writing westerns. After Compton's death in 1999, Ralph Cotton and Robert Vaughan were hired to continue writing under the Ralph Compton name.

Genres: Western
 
Series
Trail Drive
   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 Deadwood Trail (1999)
   13. The Green River Trail (1999)
   14. The Dakota Trail (2001) (with Robert Vaughan)
   15. The Alamosa Trail (2002) (with Robert Vaughan)
   16. The Bozeman Trail (2002) (with Robert Vaughan)
   17. The Abilene Trail (2003) (with Dusty Richards)
   18. Trail to Fort Smith (2004) (with Dusty Richards)
   19. The Palo Duro Trail (2004) (with Jory Sherman)
   20. The Ogallala Trail (2005) (with Dusty Richards)
   21. The Ellsworth Trail (2005) (with Jory Sherman)
   22. The Tenderfoot Trail (2006) (with Joseph A West)
   23. Trail to Cottonwood Falls (2007) (with Dusty Richards)
   24. The Amarillo Trail (2011) (with Jory Sherman)
   25. The Omaha Trail (2012) (with Jory Sherman)
   Big Jake's Last Drive (2020) (with Robert J Randisi)
   The Badlands Trail (2020) (with Michael Newton)
   The Kelly Trail (2020) (with Terrence McCauley)
   Drive for Independence (2020) (with Lyle Brandt (Michael Newton))
   Red Trail (2020) (with John Shirley)
   The Empire Trail (2021) (with Jeff Rovin)
   Too-Late Trail (2021) (with Matthew P Mayo)
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Sundown Riders
   1. North to the Bitterroot (1996)
   2. Across the Rio Colorado (1997)
   3. The Winchester Run (1997)
   4. Devil's Canyon (1998)
   5. Whiskey River (1999)
   6. Skeleton Lode (1999)
   7. Demon's Pass (2000)
   8. Runaway Stage (2002) (with Robert Vaughan)
   9. Do or Die (2003) (with David Robbins)
   10. Nowhere, TX (2004) (with David Robbins)
   11. Bucked Out in Dodge (2004) (with David Robbins)
   12. West of Pecos (2005) (with David Robbins)
   Tin Star (2020) (with Robert E Vardeman)
   The Wolves of Seven Pines (2020) (with E L Ripley)
   Never Bet Against Bullet (2020) (with Jackson Lowry)
   Lost Banshee Mine (2020) (with Jackson Lowry)
   Prairie Fire, Kansas (2020) (with John Shirley)
   Trail's End (2021) (with E L Ripley)
   Stagecoach to Hell (2021) (with Terrence McCauley)
   Snake's Fury (2021) (with Bernard Schaffer)
   The Outlaw Hunters (2021) (with D B Pulliam)
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Series contributed to
Ralph Compton Novels
   1. Dead Man's Ranch (2012) (with Matthew P Mayo)
   2. The Hunted (2013) (with Matthew P Mayo)
   3. Double-Cross Ranch (2014) (with Matthew P Mayo)
   4. Shotgun Charlie (2015) (with Matthew P Mayo)
   By the Horns (2006) (with David Robbins)
   A Wolf in the Fold (2007) (with David Robbins)
   Blood Duel (2007) (with David Robbins)
   Death of a Bad Man (2008) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Bullet for a Bad Man (2008) (with David Robbins)
   Rawhide Flat (2009) (with Joseph A West)
   Bounty Hunter (2009) (with Joseph A West)
   Fatal Justice (2009) (with David Robbins)
   Death of a Hangman (2010) (with Joseph A West)
   North to the Salt Fork (2010) (with Dusty Richards)
   The Last Manhunt (2011) (with Joseph A West)
   One Man's Fire (2012) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Brimstone Trail (2013) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Straight Shooter (2013) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Hard Ride to Wichita (2013) (with Marcus Galloway)
   The Cheyenne Trail (2014) (with Jory Sherman)
   Comanche Trail (2014) (with Carlton Stowers)
   The Dangerous Land (2014) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Vigilante Dawn (2014) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Straight to the Noose (2015) (with Marcus Galloway)
   Texas Hills (2015) (with David Robbins)
   Phantom Hill (2016) (with Carlton Stowers)
   Reunion in Hell (2020) (with Carlton Stowers)
   Calvert's Last Bluff (2020) (with E L Ripley)
   Ride for Justice (2020) (with Robert J Randisi)
   Frontier Medicine (2021) (with Robert J Randisi)
   Shot to Hell (2021) (with Jackson Lowry)
   Flames of Silver (2021) (with Jackson Lowry)
   Seven Roads to Revenge (2021) (with Carlton Stowers)
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Ralph Compton recommends
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Wind River (1999)
(Little Wolf , book 1)
Charles G West
"Rarely has an author painted the great American West in strokes so bold, vivid and true."

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