Ralph Compton the Shadow of a Noose

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Young twins Jed and Tim Strange set out to find their sister, who left home to avenge their father's murder over a year ago. But when they're accused of a murder they didn't commit, they must go on the run to find the true killers.

This novel was written by Ralph Cotton for the estate of the late Ralph Compton.

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Overview

Young twins Jed and Tim Strange set out to find their sister, who left home to avenge their father's murder over a year ago. But when they're accused of a murder they didn't commit, they must go on the run to find the true killers.

This novel was written by Ralph Cotton for the estate of the late Ralph Compton.

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Editorial Reviews

Huntsville Alabama Times
Compton writes...thrilling stories of western leg
Tribune Chief
If you like Louis L'Amour, you'll love Ralph Compton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451193339
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 319,619
  • Product dimensions: 4.31 (w) x 6.79 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Compton stood six-foot-eight without his boots. He worked as a musician, a radio announcer, a songwriter, and a newspaper columnist. His first novel, The Goodnight Trail, was a finalist for the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for best debut novel. He was also the author of the Sundown Rider series and the Border Empire series.
Ralph Cotton has been an ironworker, second mate on a commercial barge, a teamster, a horse trainer, and a lay minister with the Lutheran church. He’s written six historical novels in the critically-acclaimed Jetson Nash series, one of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Corydon, Illinois.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2000

    Twin Colts, equals twice the action

    Dialog is incredible... The hunt is on as the twins, and their sister track their father's killers. Quick paced, with surprises along each trail they take... I found myself cheering for the twins... As they stumbled from one troubled sitution to another, I cringed and hoped for the best... Well... Hate to ruin a good story for someone...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Strange family saga continues

    I liked it, ready to see what happens next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2011

    Really Really Good!!!!

    Great story wish they could write more like this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    The best book I ever read. Full of fun and exsitment, with some grate comical parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2006

    going crazy but i love the suspense

    i love this series. i love the fact that some one helps to show women could kick some male butt to. how many books are there in this series i have read, Death rides a chestnut mare , Shadow of a noose, Riders of Judgement, and death along the cimmaron, i have to know if she finds Tuck Carlyle does he live? Is there a 6th book???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2005

    Can the Riders of Judgement beat Shadow of a Noose?

    ive read the first book and just recently finished Shadow of a Noose (Shadow. This was better than the first book, and im afraid to read the third because i don't think the story could get much better. 'Shadow was so good i read it in a day and a half.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2003

    Amazing and suspenseful

    WOW! i was so into this book it only took me a day to read. this was my second western novel and i couldnt put it down i absoultly loved it it shows that girls were taken as 'kitchen huggers' not 'gun slingers' GO DANIELLE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    Speachless!!!

    I am not a big reader, but I loved this book. For once, it actually kept me off of horseback just to see what was going to happen next. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    Wonderful!!

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It is my second favorite book that Compton has written. My first favorite being the first in this series, Death Rides a Chestnut Mare. Both and extremly good books and I think everyone should read them. I love the adventure and unpredictable plot these books bring that is unlike most westerns I have read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2000

    Outstanding Book , Excellent Reading

    I read 3 or 4 books a day & I found this book to excellent & plan on reading as many Ralph Compton books as I can get my hands on!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    Shadow of a Noose

    Ralph Cotton has done it again. I picked this book up because Ralph Cottons name was in the bottom corner. I'm glad I did, having read the first in the trilogy and wanting more. Compton and Cotton have done a splendid job creating a young female gunslinger and her two lovable but often dense brothers. They meet on the vengence trail and go after their fathers killers until they get all of them but one. What happens to the last of the killers will be the subject of the third installement, Misery Express, coming out in two weeks. Cotton did a smashing job of bringing in real life outlaws David Mather and Will Longley, along with some definitions of trail drive lingo used years ago by the old timers. 'It's a 'greasy sack outfit' meaning they had no chuck wagon and carried their food in canvas sacks. 'They watched the cowhands 'line thier flues' meaning they watched the cowboys eat their supper. The list could go on with too many old trail sayings to mention here. Cotton speaks the language of the working drovers. Anyone who enjoys Ralph Cotton and Ralph Compton tales of the West is sure to love this story. I further recommend this novel to young people who need to take some time off of the cyber highway and read!!! By the end of this book you have to drink a glass of water to get the trail dust out of your throat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Shadow of a Noose

    The Shadow of A Noose is the way you want westerns to be all the way throuh, not just for a few chapters or pages. Old time trail language, beans and biscuits, gun fights and fast horses. If it was any better I couldn't stand it. Can't wait for another one like it. Cotton and Compton go all out, and make the old west come alive!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2000

    Shadow of a Noose

    Both Ralph Compton and Ralph Cotton are my favorite writers, period. When I heard of Mr. Compton's death, I wondered who would have the honor of carrying on his work. How relieved and happy and I was to see Ralph Cotton's name on this book. After Death Rides A Chestnut Mare, I knew this was going to be a hard act to follow. But Cotton has done it in spades. Danielle and her brothers Jim and Tim find their selves in more than a couple of hair raising situations in this one. Like all of Cotton's and Compton's books, you can't stop reading until the last page is turned. I can't wait to read the next ones, Misery Express, and The Riders of Judgement. Great work, Mr. Cotton. Keep it up. I'm sure Ralph Compton would salute you for doing such a outstanding job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2000

    Shadow of a Noose

    The two Ralphs, Compton and Cotton, have been my favorite authors for a long time. Shadow Of A Noose is one of my all time favorite novels. When I read the first book in the series, Death Rides A Chestnut Mare, I didn't see how the next book could keep up with it. Now I can only hope the third one is as good as these two exciting books. Keep up the good work. We need more of these kind of Westerns.

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