Search - List of Books by GEORGETTE HEYER

"Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes." -- GEORGETTE HEYER
Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974) was an English historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. In 1925 Heyer married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. The couple spent several years living in Tanganyika and Macedonia before returning to England in 1929. After her novel These Old Shades became popular despite its release during the General Strike, Heyer determined that publicity was not necessary for good sales. For the rest of her life, she refused to grant interviews, telling a friend: "My private life concerns no one but myself and my family."

Heyer essentially established the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting. To ensure accuracy, Heyer collected reference works and kept detailed notes on all aspects of Regency life. While some critics thought the novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer's greatest asset. Her meticulous nature was also evident in her historical novels; Heyer even recreated William the Conqueror's crossing into England for her novel The Conqueror.

Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year. Her husband often provided basic outlines for the plots of her thrillers, leaving Heyer to develop character relationships and dialogue so as to bring the story to life. Although many critics describe Heyer's detective novels as unoriginal, others such as Nancy Wingate praise them "for their wit and comedy as well as for their well-woven plots".

Her success was sometimes clouded by problems with tax inspectors and alleged plagiarists. Heyer chose not to file lawsuits against the suspected literary thieves, but tried multiple ways of minimizing her tax liability. Forced to put aside the works she called her "magnum opus" (a trilogy covering the House of Lancaster) to write more commercially successful works, Heyer eventually created a limited liability company to administer the rights to her novels. She was accused several times of providing an overly large salary for herself, and in 1966 she sold the company and the rights to seventeen of her novels to Booker-McConnell. Heyer continued writing until her death in July 1974. At that time, 48 of her novels were still in print; her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously.

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Total Books: 1161
They Found Him Dead
2019 - They Found Him Dead [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 3 - Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677093
ISBN-10: 1492677094
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Transformation of Philip Jettan
2019 - The Transformation of Philip Jettan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486826950
ISBN-10: 0486826953
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
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These Old Shades
2019 - These Old Shades [The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677659
ISBN-10: 1492677655
Genre: Romance
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Devil's Cub
2019 - Devil's Cub [The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677666
ISBN-10: 1492677663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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No Wind of Blame
2018 - No Wind of Blame [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492669555
ISBN-10: 1492669555
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Arabella
2018 - Arabella (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677635
ISBN-10: 1492677639
Genre: Romance
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Frederica
2018 - Frederica [The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677642
ISBN-10: 1492677647
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Behold Here's Poison
2018 - Behold Here's Poison [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492669524
ISBN-10: 1492669520
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Unfinished Clue
2018 - The Unfinished Clue (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492669494
ISBN-10: 1492669490
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Why Shoot a Butler
2018 - Why Shoot a Butler [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492669463
ISBN-10: 1492669466
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Black Moth
2018 - The Black Moth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781987642247
ISBN-10: 1987642244
Genre: Romance
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The Black Moth Special Edition
2018 - The Black Moth Special Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781986794237
ISBN-10: 1986794237
Genre: Romance
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Snowdrift and Other Stories
2017 - Snowdrift and Other Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781492650461
ISBN-10: 1492650463
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Great Roxhythe
2017 - The Great Roxhythe [The Restored Text] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781773231426
ISBN-10: 1773231421
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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A Christmas Party A Seasonal Murder Mystery/Envious Casca
2016 - A Christmas Party a Seasonal Murder Mystery/envious Casca (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492644705
ISBN-10: 1492644706
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Grand Sophy
2016 - The Grand Sophy [Fearless Heroines] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492640318
ISBN-10: 149264031X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Ce merveilleux passe
2016 - Ce Merveilleux Passe [These Old Shades - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782811214807
ISBN-10: 2811214801
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Unknown Ajax
2016 - The Unknown Ajax (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511384209
ISBN-10: 1511384204
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Toll-Gate
2016 - The Toll-gate (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511384216
ISBN-10: 1511384212
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Masqueraders
2016 - The Masqueraders (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781522633853
ISBN-10: 1522633855
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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2015 - A Christmas Party [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - aka Envious Casca] (Paperback)
2015 - An Infamous Arm [Waterloo Anniversary Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - Beauvallet [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - Charity Girl [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - April Lady [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - An Infamous Army [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - The Black Moth a Georgian Romance [Large Print - Georgette Heyer Masterpiece Collection] (Paperback)
2015 - Black Sheep [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - Bath Tangle [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2015 - Envious Casca [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback
2015 - Duplicate Death [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2015 - Gureisutonzu Yashiki Satsujin Jiken [A Blunt Instrument - Japanese Edition] (Other)
2014 - A Blunt Instrument [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 4 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2014 - Coeur Indecis [Bath Tangle - French Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Venetia E O Libertino [Venetia - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - La Pedina Scambiata [These Old Shades - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2011 - Boa Moca - Charity Girl [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2010 - Ovelha Negra [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2010 - Heiratsmarkt [Frederica - German Edition] (Other)Paperback
2008 - Aqui Hay Veneno [Behold, Here's Poison - Spanish Edition] (Other)
2008 - Casamento De Conveniencia [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2008 - Arabella Et Le Libertin [Arabella - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - I Cancelli Dell'amore [The Toll-Gate - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Barbara Und Die Schlacht Von Waterloo [An Infamous Army - German Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - The Quiet Gentleman [Harlequin Signature Select] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - Der Schwarze Falter [The Black Moth - German Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - La Ragazza Chiamata Carita [Charity Girl - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - Der Schweigsame Gentleman [The Quiet Gentleman - German Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Venetia Una Passione Irresistibile [Venetia - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2004 - Sylvester [Harlequin Single Title] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - These Old Shades / the Devil's Cub [Alastair Trilogy, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)
2003 - Eskapaden [Devil's Cub - German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Die Galante Entfuhrung [Black Sheep - German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Zhertva Lyubvi [Devil's Cub - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Der Page Und Die Herzogin [These Old Shades - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Lord Ajax [The Unknown Ajax - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Die Bezaubernde Arabella [Arabella - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Liebe Unverzollt [The Toll-Gate - German Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Meurtre D'anniversaire [They Found Him Dead - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Mort Sans Atout [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1999 - Warum Einen Butler Erschieben [Why Shoot a Butler? - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Ein Mord Mit Stumpfer Waffe [A Blunt Instrument - German Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - Der Tip Des Toten [The Unfinished Clue - German Edition] (Paperback)
1994 - Cotillion [Harper Monogram Regency] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1993 - Civil Contract [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1986 - Junggesellentage [5155 770] (Other)
1986 - Venetia Und Der Wustling [Venetia - German Edition] (Other)
1986 - Serena Und Das Ungeheuer [Bath Tangle - German Edition] (Other)
1986 - Ein Madchen Ohne Mitgift [Charity Girl - German Edition] (Other)
1984 - Powder and Patch [Also published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1980 - Pastel (Hardcover)
1980 - Der Tolle Nick [Beauvallet - German Edition] (Hardcover)
1979 - Helen (Hardcover)
1978 - Barren Corn (Other)
1971 - Faros Daughter [Ulverscroft Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Footsteps in the Dark 7 Cds [Unabridged Library Edition] (Audio CD)