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 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 Buck Fletcher Books

(with Joseph A. West)

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

Publication Order of Danny Duggin Books

(with Ralph Cotton)

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 Judgement (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Along the Cimarron (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Gunfighter Books

Return to Gila Bend (By:Carlton Stowers) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Hammer Down (By:Terrence McCauley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Face of a Snake (By:Bernard Schaffer) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dalton's Justice (By:Carlton Stowers) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Snake (By:Bernard Schaffer) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of John McBride Books

(with Joseph A. West)

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 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 (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do or Die (By:Robert E. Vardeman) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nowhere, TX (By:David Robbins) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bucked Out in Dodge (By:David Robbins) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
West of Pecos (By:David Robbins) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tin Star (By:Robert E. Vardeman) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wolves of Seven Pines (By:E L Ripley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Bet Against the Bullet (By:Jackson Lowry) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Banshee Mine (By:Jackson Lowry) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prairie Fire, Kansas (By:John Shirley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trail's End (By:E L Ripley) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stagecoach to Hell (By:Terrence McCauley) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snake's Fury (By:Bernard Schaffer) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaw Hunters (By:D B Pulliam) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Tom Navarro Books

(with Peter Brandvold)

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

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 Chisholm 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 (By:Robert Vaughan) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Alamosa Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bozeman Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Abilene Trail (By:Dusty Richards) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail To Fort Smith (By:Dusty Richards) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Palo Duro Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ogallala Trail (By:Dusty Richards) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ellsworth Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tenderfoot Trail (By:Joseph A. West) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trail to Cottonwood Falls (By:Dusty Richards) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Amarillo Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Omaha Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Jake's Last Drive (By:Robert J. Randisi) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Badlands Trail (By:Michael Newton) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kelly Trail (By:Terrence McCauley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drive for Independence (By:Lyle Brandt) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Trail (By:John Shirley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empire Trail (By:Jeff Rovin) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Too-Late Trail (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2021)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
Autumn of the Gun (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Season (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood of the Hunters (By:Jeff Rovin) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Rider (By:John Shirley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Valley Drifter (By:Jeff Rovin) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Western Standalone Novels

Clarion's Call (By:Robert Vaughan) (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood and Gold (By:Joseph A. West) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For the Brand (By:David Robbins) (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rio Largo (By:David Robbins) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns of the Canyonlands (By:Joseph A. West) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Empire (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
By the Horns (By:David Robbins) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadwood Gulch (By:John Edward Ames) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Trail (By:Marcus Galloway) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Wolf In the Fold (By:David Robbins) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bluff City (By:David Robbins) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Duel (By:David Robbins) (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Bad Man (By:Marcus Galloway) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride the Hard Trail (By:David Robbins) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bullet for a Bad Man (By:David Robbins) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Convict Trail (By:Joseph A. West) (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bounty Hunter (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fatal Justice (By:David Robbins) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rawhide Flat (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw's Reckoning (By:Marcus Galloway) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man From Nowhere (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stryker's Revenge (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Hangman (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
North to the Salt Fork (With: Dusty Richards) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rusted Tin (By:Marcus Galloway) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Range (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Manhunt (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stranger from Abilene (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Apache Creek (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Ranch (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slaughter Canyon (By:Joseph A. West) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Man's Fire (By:Marcus Galloway) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tucker's Reckoning (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Down on Gila River (By:Joseph A. West) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brimstone Trail (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight Shooter (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hunted (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Ride to Wichita (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheyenne Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double-Cross Ranch (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comanche Trail (By:Carlton Stowers) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dangerous Land (By:Marcus Galloway) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vigilante Dawn (By:Marcus Galloway) (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil Men Do (By:David Robbins) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight to the Noose (By:Marcus Galloway) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shotgun Charlie (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Law and the Lawless (By:David Robbins) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother's Keeper (By:David Robbins) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Texas Hills (By:David Robbins) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outlaw Town (By:David Robbins) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Phantom Hill (By:Carlton Stowers) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reunion in Hell (By:Carlton Stowers) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ride for Justice (By:Robert J. Randisi) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calvert's Last Bluff (By:E L Ripley) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Frontier Medicine (By:Robert J. Randisi) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shot to Hell (By:Jackson Lowry) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flames of Silver (By:Jackson Lowry) (2021)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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