Collected for the first time: prolific pulp writer Norvell W. Page’s stories of private sleuth Jules Tremaine and his battles with the Catrini crime family from the pages of Black Mask magazine. Witnessing their cruelty first-hand, Tremaine sets out to whittle the Catrini down to size—violently. Over the course of three consecutively published stories, Page built a compelling narrative of gut-wrenching crimes and brutal street justice.
Among the earliest detective stories written by the future author of The Spider magazine, the popularity of the Jules Tremaine series likely helped Page in snagging that prestigious Spider assignment. Also collected in this edition are several other detective stories by Page from the same era, including his backup story from the first issue of The Spider. Includes an all-new introduction by pulp historian Will Murray.
Written by Norvell W. Page; cover by Jes Schlaikjer; introduction by Will Murray
Black Harvest: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Jules Tremaine by Norvell W. Page contains the following stories:
- “Those Catrini”
- “The Confessional”
- “Black Harvest”
- “The Murder in the Tunnel”
- “The Green Death”
- “Murder Undercover”
- “Just Pals”
- “Copper’s Cross”