The Black Mask : Rose Spenser is surprised that she's inherited a ruby ring from her eccentric godfather, but she's disappointed to discover that the gem is worth little more than sentiment. Settling her brother Rupert's gambling debts with the sale of the stone is now impossible - but when the infamous Black Mask, a gentleman burglar, awakens Rose in search of her jewel, she decides that retrieving Rupert's IOUs from Sir Niles Alardyce, wastrel and bon vivant, is not. Not if the charming thief will help her . . .