Written for in order to entertain a sick brother this is the first of Heyer’s books and was published when she was 19. She went on to write more than 50 other books.
The Black Moth is set in pre Regency England and, although the plot itself is ever so slightly ott, the historical details are still there to be appreciated. As with most of the Heyer books I’;ve read (only 3) this is a fun, light read. The language used is very much of the setting and Heyer often uses slang to give her characters a more authentic feel.