by J. Howard Shelley
This story takes up where Georgette Heyer's "The Corinthian" finishes, focusing instead on the character of Melissa Brandon. Why is she is so cold and intimidating? It turns out that all may not be quite as it seems. Why is the irritating Marquis of Skelton so interested in her and why is it that the highwayman and murderer Captain Trimble is so interested in their new home?