Excellent, fast-paced SF novella. Although parts of the plot are far-fetched this one scores a 5 for entertainment value.
In this short story Conan has barely escaped pursuers after his court appearance does not go well (he kills the judge). Attempting escape by sea, he is quickly captured by a beautiful pirate queen. Plenty of pulpy action follows.
Beautiful descriptive writing of the crew, ship, and ominous nautical scenes - although the ghost story itself is only fairly good.
An excellent novel of crime and political intrigue by an obscure author who apparently lived a very active and interesting life. Unfortunately this is W. Holt-White's only book available on manybooks.net.
Here is a link I found with some information about the author, including a bibliography, in case you are interested: