The Shadow of a Noose

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Penguin, Mar 1, 2000 - Fiction - 320 pages
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In this Ralph Compton western, the Strange twins find themselves in double trouble...

Young Jed and Tim Strange lost their father to an outlaw's bullet, and now their mother has succumbed to a fatal illness. Unable to farm their land due to a lack of funds, the twins set out to find their sister—who left home to avenge their father's death over a year ago.

Farm life hasn't prepared the twins for the rough-and-tumble cow towns west of Missouri. And before they even begin their search, they're accused of a murder they didn't commit. Just barely escaping a posse's rope, the twins are on the run—wounded, hounded by the law, and desperately seeking the true killers...

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Strange Revenge

User Review  - mccorkleart -

Shadow of the noose is the third book of four that recount the adventures on a trail of vengeance of the children of Daniel Strange.Daniel Strange a gun smith was lynched by a group of outlaws. Death ... Read full review

Review: The Shadow of a Noose (Danny Duggin #2)

User Review  - Hannah Dorah - Goodreads

I read the 1st book and I'm the kinda person that if a sequel comes out I GOTTA read it :P It was a good continuation of the plot but the longer the story goes on the more cliches you run into. I liked it! Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 20

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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 is a former ironworker, second mate on a commercial barge, teamster, horse trainer, and lay minister with the Lutheran church. There are millions of Ralph Cotton books in print worldwide.

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