Death Rides a Chestnut Mare

Death Rides a Chestnut Mare

by Ralph Compton

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Death Rides a Chestnut Mare by Ralph Compton

A woman sates her lust for vengeance in this Ralph Compton western... 

Waylaid by a pack of murdering outlaws, Daniel Strange's lifeless body is left dangling at the end of a rope. Now, a mysterious gunslinger is on the vengeance trail, packing Strange's trademark twin Colts, and answering to the same name.

With fiery green eyes and a temper to match, he won't stop until every last man who killed Strange shares the same fate. And as each bullet finds its mark, his victims will die never knowing the truth: that Daniel Strange may be dead and buried, but his daughter is alive—and killing...

More Than Six Million Ralph Compton Books In Print!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451197610
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1999
Series: Ralph Compton Western Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 497,243
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.79(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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Death Rides a Chestnut Mare 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book, i couldnt pit it down. I love that the main charactor is a girl, it really portrays the life of the outlaw and the vigilent gunslinger. There is a good amount of action amd some( not much) romance. In some parts it gets kind of sexual( not enough to worry about though). It does have language in it( but how many good westerns leave that out) i loved this book but wod not recomend for children under 14. - someone who loves a good western
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I hated this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good story and it is unexpected to have a girl for the leading character...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this author. His stories and writing style are detailed and flow well, the character development is good with small bits of humor sprinkled throughout. Probably the worst thing about this book is the weather. It's the middle of September and in both Kansas and Texas the characters are "snowed in" with several feet of snow and below-zero temperatures. In reality, the average temperature for Kansas in the middle of Sept is in the high 70's. I couldn't find any mention of a severe storm in 1870, either. If you can look past the absurdity of the snow (which form a couple plot lines) it's a good read.
BritAllie More than 1 year ago
This was an engrossing book. I wasn't sure when I started it, but it grips you and you don't want to put it down. I read it in a day and I've re-read parts of it a number of times while I looked for the 2nd installment. Just bought my Nook and can't wait to get started on "The Shadow of a Noose".
Guest More than 1 year ago
a rough and tough novel that speaks of growing up, morals, ethics, family values, and the moto that all the good guys lived by 'make right the wrongs,' defend the defenseless,' and 'helpin those in need.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much I re-read it. I'm now a HUGE fan of this author and will read all of his books. I'm looking forward to reading the sequal to this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best westener i ever read!!!!! must read will all ways keep you on the edge of your seat!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed reading death rides a chestnut mare and the sequel to Death Rides a Chestnut Mare and it was the greatest i would recommend it to anyone that likes to read.The front cover of the shadow of a noose says it is a trilogy and if anyone out there knows what the third book is please feel free to email me at and let me know what it is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AMAZING! Compton's the next Louis L'Amour, and 'Death Rides a Chestnut Mare' is the proof!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book so much that I'm on tenterhooks waiting for Shadow of a Noose to be published....please hurry before I die!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, if this is your den then why is there a kit here? Laserkit to be exact. That is showing a sign of weakness. In my opion anyway.