BRAIN TWISTER [Malone 1]
Pyramid (F-783) 1st printing August 1962 paperback. Cover by John Schoenherr, 144 pages, 40 cent cover price. Condition is near-Fine or better: tight and very square with flat spine; faint line next to spine; bare trace of overall rubbing; edges still have some of that "new book" crispness. Very faint traces where previous owner wrote name along bottom page-edges (looks like a few random dots now); no other marks, stamps or writing - a clean copy.
Brain Twister, by "Mark Philips" (Randall Garrett collaborating with Laurence M. Janifer.) A shorter version was serialized in Astounding as "That Sweet Little Old Lady" September & October 1959. This is the first of 3 "Malone" books.
There was a mind-reading spy who could pick the most vital secrets out of the brains of the country's most closely guarded scientists. Agent Kenneth J. Malone gets the task of tracking down some telepaths who could help him hunt the spy. He finds Miss Thompson, a sweet little old white haired lady who can definitely read his mind - the problem is she lives in a mental hospital, and believes she is Elizabeth Tudor, Queen of England.