Trail of the Snake by Norvell Page


Blazing Western action from the author of The Spider!

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“Page’s Western tales are pure fun, filled with smoking guns, thundering hooves, and beautiful women. . . . If entertainment in the grand pulp style is what you’re looking for, you’ve surely come to the right place.” —Bill Crider, Anthony Award winning author of Murder in the Air.

For millions of readers, the name Norvell Page is synonymous with the pulse-pounding, red-hot adventures of The Spider. Years before he was guiding The Spider, Page was turning out dozens of short mysteries and Westerns.

Here, collected in paperback for the first time, are all of Norvell Page’s known Western works, including his first fiction sale, “Corralled.” In these stories you’ll find the same blazing excitement, the same imperiled women, unique villains and six-gun justice as doled out in The Spider!


  • (Introduction) “Norvell Page and Me” by Bill Crider
  • Trail of the Snake
  • Secret Guns
  • Brand of the Cougar
  • Hell’s Backtrail
  • Corralled

First book publication

Trade paperback / 86 pages

Cover art by Walter M. Baumhofer


A Five Star review on Amazon.

“Frontier justice spills out of every page of “Trail of the Snake”, a good read, with five stars hanging over the marshals door for good measure—Highly recommend!”

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in