Ralph Compton
Ralph Compton (1934-1998) was an American novelist of western novels. He created the Trail Drive and Sundown Riders series. Compton hailed from St. Clair County, Alabama and stood 6’8″ tall when he wasn’t even wearing his boots. Before becoming an author, he was a musician, songwriter, radio announcer and a newspaper columnist. Following his death, his publisher Signet made his name into a house name, and novels written by authors such as Robert Vaughn, Dusty Richards, Jory Sherman, Joseph A. West, David Robbins, Ralph W. Cotton, Peter Brandvold, Marcus Galloway, Matthew P. Mayo and more had his name on the byline.

Ralph Compton became a published author in 1973 with the novel Festival of Spies. It was the only standalone novel he wrote himself. Below is a list of Ralph Compton’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Trail Drive Books


The Goodnight Trail(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Western Trail(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chisolm Trail(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bandera Trail(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The California Trail(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shawnee Trail(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virginia City Trail(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dodge City Trail(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Oregon Trail(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Santa Fe Trail(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Spanish Trail(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deadwood Trail(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green River Trail(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dakota Trail(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alamosa Trail(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bozeman Trail(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abilene Trail(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail to Fort Smith(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Palo Duro Trail(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ogallala Trail(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ellsworth Trail(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tenderfoot Trail(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail to Cottonwood Falls(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amarillo Trail(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Omaha Trail(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Trail Of The Gunfighter Books


The Dawn of Fury(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Season(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Autumn of the Gun(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sundown Riders Books


North to the Bitterroot(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Across the Rio Colorado(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winchester Run(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Canyon(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whiskey River(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skeleton Lode(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demon's Pass(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Runaway Stage(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do or Die(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nowhere, TX(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bucked Out in Dodge(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West of Pecos(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Border Empire Books


The Border Empire(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Six Guns and Double Eagles(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Train to Durango(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Danny Duggin Books


Death Rides a Chestnut Mare(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow of a Noose(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riders of a Judgment(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Along the Cimarron(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Buck Fletcher Books


Showdown at Two-But Creek(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doomsday Rider(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vengeance Rider(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Navarro Books


Navarro(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullet Creek(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John McBride Books


West of the Law(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of the Gun(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Gallows(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Festival of Spies(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clarion's Call(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood and Gold(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For the Brand(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Empire(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns of the Canyonlands(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Horns(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio Largo(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadwood Gulch(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wolf in the Fold(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bluff City(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Trail(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Duel(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Bad Man(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Hard Trail(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullet for a Bad Man(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Convict Trail(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rawhide Flat(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bounty Hunter(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw's Reckonings(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man From Nowhere(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Justice(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stryker's Revenge(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Hangman(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
North to the Salt Fork(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rusted Tin(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Range(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Manhunt(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger From Abilene(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Apache Creek(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slaughter Canyon(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Ranch(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Man's Fire(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tucker's Reckoning(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down on Gila River(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brimstone Trail(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight Shooter(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunted(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheyenne Trail(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double-Cross Ranch(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dangerous Land(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vigilante Dawn(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight to the Noose(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil Men Do(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law and the Lawless(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother's Keeper(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Hills(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Ralph Compton Synopsis: In The Dawn of Fury by Ralph Compton (book 1 of the Trail of the Gunfighter series), Nathan Stone returns home to Virginia following the Civil War only to find his family murdered. He then takes a blood oath that he will find the seven men responsible and gain his revenge.

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