Ralph Compton

American writer

Ralph Compton (April 11, 1934 — September 16, 1998) was an American writer of western fiction.


  • It's not easy to kill a man and walk away from it. Every time you kill, a little piece of you dies. Kill often enough, and though you still may talk and eat and breathe, you're a walking dead man your ownself.
    • Buck Fletcher in Showdown at Two-Bit Creek; Cited in: Joseph A. West (2004) Ralph Compton, Showdown at Two-Bit Creek, p. 103
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