"What connection can there be between this mystery girl and the surprising appearance of a so-called flying saucer on a long abandoned airfield in Hampshire?"
GRAY, Berkeley (pseud. BROOKS, Edwy Searles). Conquest Overboard. London: Collins, 1964.
8vo. Original maroon cloth, titled silver to spine, with original green dust wrapper depicting a women being attacked by an unknown assailant with a dagger; pp. 190; an excellent copy, in a good dust wrapper, with an inscription by the author to the front free endpaper reading "To Phyllis Joan Crole, with very good wishes, Berkeley Gray".
A novel of alien hoaxes and murder from the Conquest series, inscribed by the author. A classic no-apologies, highly unbelievable detective novel to remind you of the good old days where people threw each other off boats, smoked broodingly in doorways and abducted their relatives rather than getting into arguments about grammar on Twitter.
Edwy Searles Brooks, who wrote under a number of pen names, completed many thriller and suspense novels in his lifetime, with some being rarer than others. This is a scarce book within that series, that seldom appears signed.