The Black Moth' was Georgette Heyer’s debut novel. She was only 19 and it surprised the publishing world by selling more than 200,000 copies in 1921. Georgette Heyer essentially invented Regency Romance. This novel is set in 1751 and has Lords, Ladies, and Highway Men. As with all of Heyer’s novels romance, adventure, and intrigue abound. Lord Jack Carstares rescues Diana Beauleigh, a young beautiful English lady from the Duke of Andover who is trying to abduct her. Lord Carstares while brave and courageous has fallen on hard times and has resorted to becoming a highway man. But Diana is about to change all that.