Rodeo Riders Books In Publication Order
- The Natural (2002)
Herschel Baker Books In Publication Order
- The Horse Creek Incident (2006)
- Montana Revenge (2007)
- The Sundown Chaser (2009)
- Wulf’s Tracks (2010)
Byrnes Family Ranch Books In Publication Order
- Texas Blood Feud (2009)
- Between Hell and Texas (2011)
- Blood on the Verde River (2013)
- Brothers in Blood (2013)
- Ambush Valley (2014)
- A Good Day To Kill (2015)
- Arizona Territory (2015)
- Pray for the Dead (2016)
- Deadly Is the Night (2016)
- Valley of Bones (2017)
- Sharpshooter (2018)
- Rage for Vengeance (2018)
Foxy Hens Books In Publication Order
- Two Foxy Holiday Hens and One Big Rooster (2009)
Lost Books In Publication Order
- The Bounty Man and Doe (2011)
Frank Brothers Books In Publication Order
- Outlaw Queen (2012)
- Blue Roan Colt (2012)
- Brackeen’s Law (2013)
- Texas (2014)
Phil Guthrey Books In Publication Order
- Chaparral Range War (2013)
- Once a Ranger (2014)
Brandiron Books In Publication Order
- A Bride for Gil (2015)
- The Mustanger and the Lady (2016)
- The Texas Badge (2016)
- A Funeral Ain’t the Place (2016)
- The Cherokee Strip/Range War of Callie County (2016)
- Gold in the Sun (2017)
- The Pride of Texas (2017)
The O’Malleys of Texas Books In Publication Order
- The O’Malleys of Texas (2017)
- Dead Aim (2018)
- Massacre at Whip Station (2020)
- And the Devil Makes Five (2022)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Noble’s Way (1992)
- From Hell to Breakfast (1994)
- By the Cut of Your Clothes (1994)
- Lawless Land (2000)
- Servant of the Law (2000)
- Rancher’s Law (2001)
- Deuces Wild (2004)
- Zekial (2018)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Out of a Job, Not Earning a Dime (2016)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Waltzing with Tumbleweeds (2004)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Writing the West with Dusty Richards and Friends (2011)
Ralph Compton Western Books In Publication Order
- Blood and Gold (By:Joseph A. West) (2004)
- For the Brand (By:David Robbins) (2005)
- Rio Largo (By:David Robbins) (2006)
- Guns of the Canyonlands (By:Joseph A. West) (2006)
- Texas Empire (By:Ralph Compton) (2006)
- By the Horns (By:David Robbins) (2006)
- Deadwood Gulch (By:John Edward Ames) (2006)
- The Bloody Trail (By:Marcus Galloway) (2007)
- A Wolf In the Fold (By:David Robbins) (2007)
- Bluff City (By:David Robbins) (2007)
- Blood Duel (By:David Robbins) (2007)
- Death of a Bad Man (By:Marcus Galloway) (2008)
- Ride the Hard Trail (By:David Robbins) (2008)
- Bullet for a Bad Man (By:David Robbins) (2008)
- The Convict Trail (By:Joseph A. West) (2008)
- Rawhide Flat (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)
- Outlaw’s Reckoning (By:Marcus Galloway) (2009)
- The Man From Nowhere (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)
- Bounty Hunter (By:Joseph A. West) (2009)
- Fatal Justice (By:David Robbins) (2009)
- Stryker’s Revenge (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)
- Death of a Hangman (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)
- North to the Salt Fork (With: Ralph Compton) (2010)
- Rusted Tin (By:Marcus Galloway) (2010)
- The Burning Range (By:Joseph A. West) (2010)
- The Last Manhunt (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)
- The Stranger from Abilene (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)
- The Ghost of Apache Creek (By:Joseph A. West) (2011)
- Dead Man’s Ranch (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2012)
- Slaughter Canyon (By:Joseph A. West) (2012)
- One Man’s Fire (By:Marcus Galloway) (2012)
- Tucker’s Reckoning (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2012)
- Down on Gila River (By:Joseph A. West) (2012)
- Brimstone Trail (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)
- Straight Shooter (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)
- The Hunted (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2013)
- Hard Ride to Wichita (By:Marcus Galloway) (2013)
- The Cheyenne Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2014)
- Double-Cross Ranch (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2014)
- Comanche Trail (By:Carlton Stowers) (2014)
- The Dangerous Land (By:Marcus Galloway) (2014)
- Vigilante Dawn (By:Marcus Galloway) (2014)
- The Evil Men Do (By:David Robbins) (2015)
- Straight to the Noose (By:Marcus Galloway) (2015)
- Shotgun Charlie (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2015)
- The Law and the Lawless (By:David Robbins) (2015)
- Brother’s Keeper (By:David Robbins) (2015)
- Texas Hills (By:David Robbins) (2015)
- Outlaw Town (By:David Robbins) (2016)
- Phantom Hill (By:Carlton Stowers) (2016)
- Ralph Compton the Hellbound Posse (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2021)
Trail Drive Books In Publication Order
- The Goodnight Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1992)
- The Western Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1992)
- The Chisholm Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1993)
- The Bandera Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1993)
- The California Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Shawnee Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Virginia City Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1994)
- The Dodge City Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1995)
- The Oregon Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1995)
- The Santa Fe Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1997)
- The Old Spanish Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1998)
- The Green River Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1999)
- The Deadwood Trail (By:Ralph Compton) (1999)
- The Dakota Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2001)
- The Alamosa Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)
- The Bozeman Trail (By:Robert Vaughan) (2002)
- The Abilene Trail (2003)
- Trail To Fort Smith (2004)
- The Palo Duro Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2004)
- The Ogallala Trail (2005)
- The Ellsworth Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2005)
- The Tenderfoot Trail (By:Joseph A. West) (2006)
- Trail to Cottonwood Falls (2007)
- The Amarillo Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2011)
- The Omaha Trail (By:Jory Sherman) (2012)
- Big Jake’s Last Drive (By:Robert J. Randisi) (2020)
- The Badlands Trail (By:Michael Newton) (2020)
- The Kelly Trail (By:Terrence McCauley) (2020)
- Drive for Independence (By:Lyle Brandt) (2020)
- Red Trail (By:John Shirley) (2020)
- The Empire Trail (By:Jeff Rovin) (2021)
- The Too-Late Trail (By:Matthew P. Mayo) (2021)
- Terror Trail (By:Ralph Compton,Lyle Brandt) (2021)
- Ralph Compton the Sagebrush Trail (By:Robert J. Randisi,Ralph Compton) (2021)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Traditional West (2011)
- Cactus Country Anthology Volume I (2011)
- Cactus Country II (2011)
- Cactus Country Anthology Volume III (2013)
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Dusty Richards Books Overview
This exciting and authentic novel of a young rodeo natural ‘reflects the life of the rodeo cowboy as it is and always will be.’ Danny Newland, seven time announcer, International Finals Rodeo ‘The story of rodeo as never told before…
by the men and women who live it every day.’ Dr. Lynn Phillips, rodeo announcer
First in a new Western series featuring a rancher with a score to settle. Horse Creek, Montana, is under siege by a ruthless cattle baron with both sides of the law in his pocket. But when Herschel Baker’s friend is murdered in cold blood and the sheriff refuses to investigate Baker must make a stand.
Second in the new Western series featuring sheriff Herschel Baker.
When vigilantes hang a cowboy for stealing horses, Yellowstone County, Montana’s sheriff, Herschel Baker, refuses to look the other way. Someone’s going to pay even if all he has to go on is a dead body, a misspelled note, and a wounded horse.
As the new sheriff of Yellowstone County, Montana, ex rancher Herschel Baker cleaned up the badlands with the weight of the law and a six gun behind him. Now he’s trying to solve a deadly puzzle that involves one lead laden corpse, a large sum of money, and a loose end that points to cattle rustling. But his trouble hasn’t even arrived yet. There’s a border hopping horse thief riding up from Mexico. His name is Thurman Baker. But Herschel calls him father.
New in the Spur Award-winning Herschel Baker series
When Sheriff Herschel Baker’s young cousin, Wulf, turns out to be good with a gun, Baker pins a deputy badge on him. But once the lawmen track down a thief, Wulf finds that he has a score or two to settle back home.
The Byrnes family came to Texas and carved out a place on the land. Three generations who paid in blood and treasure. Children carried off by Comanche. A brother lost to war. Lives shattered. Chet Byrnes was trying to hold the ranch together through one more winter for one more cattle drive when he hanged three horse thieves this side of the Red River and a blood feud erupted…
A family wants revenge no matter how just the hangings were. From attacks on the Byrnes clan to the killing of livestock, the feud leads to one vicious murder and then another. But amidst the violence and pain, a man who has seen his youth slip by is about to get one last chance at life and love…
If only Chet can end the war he started…
If only he can survive this land and the killers who want him dead at any price…
National best selling author and two time winner of the Spur Award, Dusty Richards, joins the Foxy Hens for this rollicking collection of mystery filled historical romance novellas. Back by Independence Day by Dusty Richards U.S. Deputy Marshal Cal Hanks squeals like a pig caught under a gate when he learns there’s a freckle faced woman riding with his posse in pursuit of criminals. New York reporter Gertrude Staunton is eager to report on the ‘Hanging Judge’s’ men at work. The crusty lawman knows it won’t work, but Trudy is not to be deterred. Ride with these amusing characters in a amusing romance across the prairie. Thanksgiving with a Mysterious Stranger by Jackie King Hannah Smith determines to prove out her land stake in 1889 Guthrie, O.T., after her mail order husband is murdered. This arduous task is complicated by a mysterious and handsome stranger who exudes danger yet carries his mother’s Bible in his saddlebags. The Best of the Christmas Flowers by Peggy Fielding Lily Flowers’ sister, Pansy, becomes embroiled in serious troubles because of her choice of lovers. Young Lily’s quick thinking and strong actions save Pansy and the rest of the Flowers family at Christmas. Lily finds love in the midst of the chaos.
In 1880, Arizona Territory was an outlaw’s paradise. The gunmen rode hard along the border, raping, stealing, murdering and burning their way to plunder and wealth. Guided by a powerful landownewr and his vicious outlaw capitan, the Border Gang was organized, mean, and armed to the teeth. In Prescott, the governor knew Arizon’as sheriffs couldn’t stop the killing and statehood was in peril. Then a military man named Bowen stepped in with a plan: find a few good men, call them marshals, and send them after the Border Gang. Then the law struck back with a man named Mayes. Sam T. Mayes, a soldier turned Denver detective, was Bowen’s first and only choice. Now Mayes, accompanied by an alcoholic army scout, a wanted man, and a fierce native woman, would ride against the cutthroat Maye’s job was to put the killers behind bars or put them in the ground. His reward: the first badge ever worn by U.S. Territorial Marshal…
Blinded by Blood. Wanted by the Law. Bobby Budd rode out of Colorado with one killing behind him and dozens yet to go. From New Mexico to Indian Territory, Budd became one of a rootless army of half crazed, half drunk killers for hire building an ugly legend as the Coyote Kid. Honest men paid the Kid to rid themselves of rustlers. Along the way, the innocent died, too. Now former Apache campaigner Major Gerald Bowen is bringing law to the land, hiring a few good frontier marshals and putting them on the bloody trail of the territory’s worst outlaws. John wesley Michaels is one of those lawmen and the Coyote Kid is his quarry. But when Michaels gets to Arizona, he finds out he won’t be working alone. A stubborn woman insists on riding Michaels’ side. Because she’s met the Coyote Kid face to face and she wants to be the one to gun him down…
In a hot Arizona river basin, three bodies sway from ropes: three men executed by their fellow ranchers. Hundreds of miles away, in the muddy streets of ort Smith, Arkansas, a deputy marshal hunts down a killer the first of eight outlaws on his list. Now, the manhunter is about to be chosen for a mission to Arizona territory. Major Gerald Bowen wants Luther Haskill to go undercover and find out if the Arizona lynchings were a matter of justice, or cold blooded murder. Bowen is on a campaign to bring law to the frontier, and Haskill is the right agent to investigate the deaths. But in Arizona, Luther comes up against a wall of silence and a family guarding a deadly secret. And in a land where some people get second chances and some don’t get any, Luther Haskill must make hi sway through the good, the bad, and the damned in pursuit of a cold blooded killer with a plan of his own…
Dusty Richards, sweeps his readers back to early days on the untamed frontier time and time again in this varied collection of twenty original short stories. His experience as author of over 60 published Western novels is evident in the way he has created such engaging and unique plots. Dusty Richards knows how to weave a tale that keeps readers turning pages and coming back for more.
An inexperience cowpuncher with a solid work ethic, Dusty Hannah has earned the respect of his boss. Entrusted with $30,000 of the cattle rancher’s gold, he must take the fortune across Texas’s Red River by way of Indian territory, where the Apaches still reign. But the Apaches are the least of Dusty’s concerns once word of the money reaches the eras of every desperado in the Southwest. Saddled wit the gold, and suddenly responsible for protecting a father and daughter lost in hostile country, Dusty has to keep his wits about him and his aim steady if he hopes to see the trail’s end.
Willis Lander was the T Bar ranch’s best bronc buster until a stallion shattered his leg. Unable to work as a cowboy, Willis was forced to mind a line shack forty miles from the ranch, secluding himself in the Wyoming wilderness. But when the T Bar is sold, Willis wonders whether the new owner will want to keep him on. Laurella Hendershot is a Texan rancher grateful for the opportunity to build a new life for herself. And she just may be Willis’ last chance.
FEUDING FRI: S For years, the Circle T ranch and the D/P ranch have existed in Sweet Grass Valley. Separated by the Rio Largo river, both ranches have managed to prosper mostly due to the ranch owners Kent Tovey and Dar Pierce, who are the best of friends. But all that is about to be challenged. Two new ranch hands are fomenting a cycle of violence between the ranches with a ruthless gang waiting to pick their bones clean after they destroy one another. One loyal cowboy caught in the carnage knows the truth. And when the Circle T and the D/P can no longer be protected, they must be avenged.
The Gunfighter series continues.
Gunfighter Chance Tyree never looks for trouble. But in the Utah hills, he unknowingly rides into a war between small landowners and local rancher Quirt Latham. Now, with Latham determined to take him down, and a cold blooded corrupt sheriff out for blood, Tyree’s lightning fast draw is the only chance of stopping a tyrant from taking over.
New in the bestselling gunfighter series Bounty Hunter Cas Everett’s family was slaughtered by outlaws. He has followed their bloody trail to Deadwood the most lawless town in the West and will stop at nothing to see that justice is served.
Jeremiah Correy is leading his family in a wagon train to Oregon when his plans are waylaid by a group of bounty hunters led by Sam Madigan, who take a man from Correy’s party the quiet, unassuming Emmett Natham, who is actually a known fugitive. But Madigan also aims to nab the rest of the travelers and ransom them off.
Now, Jeremiah must stop Madigan and his greatest ally may be the mysterious and dangerous Emmett Natham, whose skills could save them all or lead them to their deaths…
EVEN BAD MEN CAN DO GOOD. Lucius Stark is just about the meanest mongrel in West Texas. But when Stark grows too fond of a woman he is hired to kill in a range war, his client shoots him in the back. He is saved by the very ranchers he was paid to eliminate. But when they end up slaughtered, Stark finds himself out to deliver his own brand of vengeance free of charge.
Bluff City is a prosperous silver mining town and a place of opportunity for those willing to exploit its hard working citizens. Harve Barker is the wealthiest man in the territory, offering irresistible vices to anyone willing and able to afford them. Outlaw Jesse Stark has grown fond of the town’s surrounding mining camps, leading a gang of desperadoes on a violent spree of robberies and staying one step ahead of the law at all times. Between the megalomaniacal entrepreneur and the brutal bandit stands the enigmatic Clay Adams. And he has a score to settle with both of them.
Unable to read about his bloody exploits in the newspaper, serial killer Jeeter Frost finds a teacher to help him, while the townsfolk of Coffin Varnish, hoping to cash in on his infamy, put his victims on display, to which he strongly and violently objects.
The USA Today bestselling sundown rider series continues when the student is ready, the outlaw will appear…
When Solomon Brakefield decides living the straight and narrow just doesn’t pay, he seeks out Nestor Quarles, known killer and train robber, to teach him the tricks of the outlaw trade. The old outlaw has plenty to teach the new outlaw, but there’s a price to be paid and the currency is Solomon’s soul…
A national bestselling PhenomenonWanted brothers Lin and Chancy Bryce are hiding out from the law as cowpunchers on a widow’s ranch only to find themselves in the midst of an encroaching range war against a greedy cattle baron and his band of vicious gunmen…
Boone and Eppley Scott are the sons of a prosperous Arizona ranching family and they couldn t be more different. Boone has a talent for the six shooter, but is content to raise cattle. Eppley is far more ambitious and deadly.
When Epp sends a killer after his unsuspecting younger brother, Boone’s lightning quick hands leave six dead men behind.
On the run, facing peril from all sides, Boone must fight to survive if he s ever going to make it to the final showdown with his own flesh and blood.
Transporting six cold blooded convicts caged in a prison wagon across hard country, Deputy Marshal Logan Kane needs to watch his back and keep his Colt close at hand. There are rustlers, lynch mobs, and a New Orleans gang to contend with not to mention the convicts cronies looking to bust them loose.
Kane is about to have his own cage rattled as he tries to keep this ride from being his last…
U.S. Deputy Marshal Augustus Crane must escort convicted bank robber Judah Welsh to Virginia City. But the townsfolk of Rawhide Flat still want their $30,000 back from Welsh even if it means taking on Marshal Crane…
When bandits Gus McCord and Doyle Hill stumble on the kidnapping of a shipping mogul’s daughter, they decide to do the unexpected the right thing.
National bestselling Phenomenon When the Apache surrounded the settlement of Alma, New Mexico, the ‘respectable’ townsfolk began hanging those who weren’t. Town drunk E ddie Oates was lucky to be banished from the town, left for the Apaches to kill. Oates never thought he was a survivor. But now, he’s discovered a reason to go on and he’s about to unleash a raging fury upon those who would prey on the helpless, the hopeless, and those who others think aren’t worth fighting for…
Bounty hunter John Tone is good at his job. Some would say ruthless. If there’s killing to be done, he shows no mercy. In another time, far across the ocean, Tone lost the only person he’s ever loved — and he’s been dead inside ever since. That’s the hand fate dealt him, and he’ll play it out. But then a powerful criminal from San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast makes him an offer he can’t refuse, and Tone has to draw out six of his client’s worst enemies.
Years ago Marshal Asher Thrall shot mad dog killer Ben Sharkey. And he’s just repaid the favor in spades. With a bullet still in his chest, Ash knows he’s a walking dead man. But he’s going to make sure Sharkey takes his last step first…
USA Today Bestselling Phenomenon Lieutenant Steve Stryker has a score to settle with Rake Pierce, who’s running guns to the Apaches. Pierce left him a scarred man and ruined his life. Now it’s payback time…
USA Today bestselling Phenomenon Charlie Pike is fulfilling Judge Henry Dryden’s dying wish by escorting him to Texas. But an outlaw out for revenge is on their trail, determined that they will never reach their destination…
USA Today bestselling phenomenon Captain Jack Starr served the Confederate cause with honor for four years. The town of Lost Dog Creek promised an opportunity for the war veteran to rebuild his life and a woman to share it with. But not everyone is willing to roll out the welcome wagon…
Lawdog or Lapdog? Zeke Wolpert is sheriff of Keith County, Nebraska. But he turns a half drunk blind eye to outlaws who pay him for the privilege. Now the outlaws have set their sights on a Wells Fargo shipment. It’s a chance for Zeke to get enough money to retire from this unsavory business once and for all. But it’s also an opportunity for him to honor the badge he wears one last time…
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 he’s 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. Together they’ll need to force feed the Fat Man a steady diet of hot lead, or Green Meadow will flow red.
Reporter Lester Booker joins legendary gunfighter Rance March on the trail of a dangerous outlaw to learn how the West was really won.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Battles has to discover why Hatfield J. Warful is gathering every notorious gunslinger in the West at his home in Slaughter Canyon. And if his mission fails, it could result in a second Civil War.
Former Texas Rangers Benton McCaleb, Will Elliot, and Brazos Gifford ride with Charles Goodnight as he rounds up thousands of ornery, unbranded cattle for the long drive to Colorado. From the Trinity River brakes to Denver, they ll battle endless miles of flooded rivers, parched desert, and whiskey crazed Comanches. And come face to face with Judge Roy Bean and legendary gunslingers like Clay Allison. For McCaleb and his hard riding crew, the drive is a fierce struggle against the perils of an untamed land. A fight to the finish where the brave reach glory or die hard.
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil war were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history blazing trail drives. Benton McCaleb and his band of bold sprited cowboys brave over a thousand treacherous miles to drive 2400 head of ornery cattle into Wyoming’s Sweetwater Valley. They’re setting up a ranch just north of Cheyenne when a ruthless railroad baron and his hired killers try to force them off the land. With the help of Shoshoni Indian tribe and Buffalo Bill Cody, McCaleb and his men vow to stand and fight. Outgunned and outmanned, they’ll wage the most ferocious battle of their lives to win the right to call the land their own.
Armed with only a Colt rifle, a Bowie knife, and courage as big as the West, Ted Chisholm, the bold, half breed son of Indian scout Jesse Chsiholm, leaves New Orleans with a price on his head. His only crime loving the beautiful daughter of a powerful New Orleans gambler who has promised her to a wealthy man she hates.
With a team of battle toughened cowboys and ex soldiers, and a vow to return to Priscilla and maker her his wife, Ten rides into the harsh Texas brakes and the heart of Comanche country. Now, he must round up wild longhorns and set off across the Red River, through a thousand miles of swollen rivers, angry Comanches and treacherous outlaw attacks on a brazen quest to open a new trail to Kansas on the savage frontier.
The only riches Texans has left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history blazing trail drives.
Set on rescuing their old friend Clay Duval who is trapped inside war torn Mexico, Gill and Van Austin, nephews of Texas founder Stephen Austin, cross the border after him and soon discover half of Mexico’s army wants them dead. Taken prisoner by Santa Anna’s soldiers, the brothers make a daring escape and head into Durango country, where they stumble on a valley full of longhorns and a chance to build a future north of the border. All they have to do now is break Duval out of prison and drive the cattle to safety.
But faced with outlaws, soldiers and the cunning plans of a beautiful woman, the Austins are finding out that this isn’t a trail drive, it’s a war to reach the Bandera Range alive. And the only way to do it is the Texan way figting for every bloody, dusty mile ahead.
An extraordinary saga of the trail blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier. Across the Pecos, the Rio Colorado and La Panza mountains, the Texans and their longhorns kept charging all the way to California gold!Between The Bandera Range And California, They Faced All The Challenges Of Man And God, But Nothing Could Ever Make Them Quit. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history making trail drives. The California TrailGold fever had hit California, and suddenly, the land was full of hungry pioneers. For Gil and Van Austin, two Texas brothers, it meant the chance to sell well grazed longhorns after years of hard ranching and a treacherous cattle drive up through Mexico. The only trouble was that California was on the other side of a searing desert, swollen rivers, a barrage of Indian attacks, and a whole passel of outlaw trouble. And while the Texans and their men were ready and willing to take it all on, there was one thing they weren’t prepared for: the ultimate act of treachery and deceit in a land of schemers, dreamers and gold!
Stampedes, rustlers, and hostile Indians wouldn’t slow them down. They were bound for Kansas, and a Texas sized fight!The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maerick longhorns and the brains, brown and boldness to drive them north where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history blazing trail drives. The Shawnee TrailLong John Coons, the Cajun son of a conjuring woman, was driving 2,000 head of cattle north from Texas to the railroad in Kansas through Indian Territory and outlaw strongholds. At his side was a beautiful woman with a sordid past, three ex cattle rustlers, some renegate Indians, Mexican vanqueros and a straight laced young trail boss. And while Long John tried to keep his hot headed crew from killing each other before they reached the end of the line, the biggest dangers was waiting up ahead where an all out war in Kansas make the Texas fight together, or die at the same time.
Through a thousand miles of dust, fists, and guns, they found the courage to keep on driving. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history making trail drives. The Virginia City TrailWith a dream of building a ranching empire in Montana, Nelson Story sets off on one of the most extraordinary journeys in frontier history. By his side was a bunch of misfits and renegades hard fighting, war bitten Texans with nothing left to lose. On his tail as the worst kind of enemy brutal outlaws fixing to bleed his trail drive dry. Pushing his way through four harsh territories and three brutal seasons, Story would defy the Union Army, get a hold of a hundred Remingtons, and take on a thousand riled up Sioux warriors, before he reached Virginia City and came face to face with the man who wanted him dead…
For a brave band of Texas pioneers, new enemies awaited on the thundering trail. But old enemies were the deadliest of all. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history making trail drives. The Dodge City TrailDodge City was a businessman’s dream. And a cattle drive north with thousands of unbranded longhorns and a remuda of stolen Mexican horses was a dream of Texans like Dan Ember, who’d come home from the war to find a rich man’s hired guns living on his land. Now Dan and his neighbors would risk everything on a drive across the Llano. Along the way, two bands of killers would fight over them, the gunslinger Clay Allison would join up with them, and Quanah Parker’s Comanches would try to thwart them in a bold adventure fueled by the courage to face death, the pride to keep going, and the knowledge that now, there was no turning back.
They Risked Their Lives To Bring Cattle to Missouri. Now They Faced A Journey Twics As Dangerous…
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five millionmaverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive themnorth to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history making trail drives. The Oregon TrailLou 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.
An extraordinary saga of the trail blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the Great Frontier. They left Missouri and were headed to Santa Fe. Standing in their way was a parched desert, a land of outlaws and enemies and one man’s dangerous past. He was a wealthy englishman with two beautiful daughters. They were five dusty texans and a gambling man. And they were all on the ride of their lives. The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history making trail drives. The Santa Fe TrailGavin McCord and his brawling cowboys came to Missouri with a problem: 3,500 longhorns and not one buyer. That’s where Gladstone Pitkin came in. A man with money and a dream of ranching in New Mexico, Pitkin bought McCord’s cattle and hired his Texans for a trail drive from Independence to Santa Fe. But with an ill fated gambler on the drive, the courageous, hardened riders weren’t just a thousand brutal miles from Santa Fe they were heading into a death trap.
An extraordinary saga of the trail blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the great frontier. Hard riding Texans were braving mountains, desert and Indian war for the promise of a golden land called California…
Over one million copies of Ralph Compton’s Trail Drive novels in print!Missouri was closed to Texas cattle. Santa Fe was closed by murder. Now, they had one choice: cross desert mountains and hostile Indian land to a place called California…
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph, Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history blazing trail drives. For the ranchers riding with Rand Hayes, things had gone from bad to worse. The Santa Fe man who’d contracted five thousand head of cattle was dead murdered by renegades. Now the Texans had a herd of longhorns and only one choice: cross two mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert to the gold fevered market at Los Angeles. A trail blazed by ancient Spaniards, this was a route that would lead through a brutal, wondrous land, where a hostile Ute nation was only one danger the cattle drive faced, and California was a shooting war away…
The year was 1853. For handful of cowboys turned California Gold Rushers, it was time to go home. Then Lonnie Kilgore and his fellow Texans met Western legend and former mountain man Jim Bridger, who told them of a lush range waiting to be claimed in northern Utah. Now, the Texans have purchased land on the Green river and come to San Antonio to gather up some longhorns. But with Indian trouble, law trouble, and woman trouble along for the ride, the cowboys are finding out the truth about this paradise: to live on land you bought and paid for, you have to be willing to die…
They had beaten the harsh odds of the frontier. But for the two powerful ranchers, the most formidable trail lay ahead. There had never been a trail drive like this before…
The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them to market along treacherous trails. Now, Ralph Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary series based on the history blazing trail drives. For veteran ranchers Nelson Story of Montana, and Benton McCaleb of Wyoming, it was an opportunity a man didn’t pass up. In gold camps of the Black Hills, miners were hungry for beef, at boomtown prices. But within the two outfits were Indians, gunmen, Texans, lovesick cowboys, and high spirited women. Worse, the drive would pass through Crow and Sioux territory, when Custer’s defeat at the Little Big Horn was just hours away. The drives were tangled by violent grudges, stampeding herds, and dangerous deception. The two brawling outfits had one thing in common: a deadly surprise awaiting them at the end of the trail…
Desperate to save his destitute hometown, ex cavalryman Dick Judson plans a cattle drive run by greenhorn children. But a gang of merciless cutthroats is waiting for them and wants to stop them dead in their tracks…
The Trail Drive Series After the merciless Blizzard of 1886, times are tough, but on the Trailback Ranch, the cowboys are tougher. From horse racing to train robbing, they’ll survive on whatever schemes their wits can muster until a job comes their way…
And infamous gunslinger Clay Allison needs a few good men to rustle a herd up from Mexico into Colorado across the equally infamous Alamosa.
The Trail Drive Series A Spur Award winning Author James Cason, Duke Faglier, and Revelation Scattergood will drive a herd of cattle from San Antonio, Texas, to the Dakota Territory for one large payoff. But as they head off on the trail that leads through Sioux country, the Civil War rages, gold fever strikes, deadly enemies lurk and they’re not sure if they can trust one another. Available in Western 8 & 14 Series.
A former Confederate Army officer, Ben McCullough is now a rancher in the Texas hill country, hoping to earn enough money to settle down and marry. With eight hundred head of cattle to drive north, Ben is relying on his ex sergeant, Hap, and a bunch of greenhorns he’s recruited to help. But the stampedes and raging rivers are nothing compared to the gang of outlaws waiting to rustle the herd.
A favorite of western fans. Dagstaff has to drive 4,000 longhorns over a thousand miles up the Palo Duro trail, facing furious storms, Comanches, treacherous rivers and a hired killer among his drivers.
The ranchers of Frio Springs are praying that veteran cowpuncher Sam Ketchum will succeed in driving their cattle to the rich markets of Nebraska. But ghosts still haunt Sam from his last drive and the road has only become tougher. Comanches, cattle, and notorious gunslingers wait to strike along the way. To make matters worse, Sam finds himself caught up in a deadly family feud that he may have to settle before his own trail comes to an end.
A longhorn traildrive becomes a road to revenge for ramrodder Jock Kane, out to avenge the death of his bride by chasing down her killer Jock’s own brother, Abel.
The Whoop Up Trail is two hundred miles of rough terrain between Montana and Canada, littered with spiky brushwood, crawling with clawed and fanged critters of all shapes and sizes, and traversed by hostile Indians and vicious outlaws. But for Luke Garrett framed for a murder he didn’t commit, saddled with five mail order brides, driving what’s left of his cattle herd, and pursued by vigilantes it’s the only chance for survival.
Ed Wright has one last chance to prove himself. The former cowboy and Ranger gets back on the horse to drive a herd of cattle from Texas to Kansas but must contend with a rival outfit who will stop at nothing to see him fail.
Doc Blaine needs to drive 3,000 head of cattle from Texas to Kansas, and needs his sons Jared and Miles to help. Unfortunately, his sons are in love with the same woman and have vowed to kill each other on sight…
The classic American Western returns in this collection of brand new stories by some of the top Western writers in the world today. Robert J. Randisi, Dusty Richards, James Reasoner, Larry D. Sweazy, L.J. Washburn, Jackson Lowry, Larry Jay Martin, Kerry Newcomb, and many other members of Western Fictioneers, the only writers organization devoted solely to traditional Western fiction, take readers from the dusty plains of Texas to the sweeping vistas of Montana and beyond, in the biggest original Western anthology ever published! Western Fictioneers was founded in 2010 to promote the oldest genuine American art form, the Western story. Its worldwide membership includes best selling, award winning authors of Western fiction, as well as the brightest up and coming new stars in the Western field. The organization’s first anthology features original stories by Steven Clark, Phil Dunlap, Edward A. Grainger, James J. Griffin, Jerry Guin, C. Courtney Joyner, Jackson Lowry, Larry Jay Martin, Matthew P. Mayo, Rod Miller, Clay More, Ross Morton, Kerry Newcomb, Scott D. Parker, Pete Peterson, Cheryl Pierson, Kit Prate, Robert J. Randisi, James Reasoner, Dusty Richards, Troy D. Smith, Larry D. Sweazy, Chuck Tyrell, and L.J. Washburn. With original cover artwork by acclaimed artist Pete Peterson, The Traditional West is more than 100,000 words of classic Western fiction.