The Black Moth Author:Georgette Heyer "An Earl's son who turns highwayman, is the fascinating hero of a story of intimate society life in the days when every journey beyond the precincts of town was fraught with peril, and when the swordblade was the ever-ready solution to every dispute. But when John Carstares was accused of cheating at cards at a fashionable gathering, he merely w... more »alked out of the room and out of society--sacrificing his honour for that of his brother.
"Over his fortunes, thereafter, hung the sinister influence of the 'Black Moth', the Duke of Andover. The two meet dramactially in the course of one of his disreputable Grace's love affairs, which involves the kidnapping of the girl. Henceforth, Jack has something else to pursue besides the calling of the road, and his adventures in the service of his lady-love make entertaining reading.."« less