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: 1010
The Alastair Trilogy Boxed Set Includes These Old Shades Devil's Cub Infamous Army
April Lady
April Lady (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061002427
ISBN-10: 0061002429
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 11

April Lady  Pistols for Two
April Lady Pistols for Two (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781875980772
ISBN-10: 1875980776
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Arabella
Arabella (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061004445
ISBN-10: 0061004448
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 16

Arabella Bath Tangle the Nonesuch
Arabella Bath Tangle the Nonesuch (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781850522195
ISBN-10: 1850522197
Genre: Romance
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Arabella/ The Corinthian
Arabella/ the Corinthian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091907341
ISBN-10: 0091907349
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Arabisch-Normannische Kunst
Arabisch-normannische Kunst (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783803041029
ISBN-10: 3803041023
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Barbara und die Schlacht von Waterloo
Barbara Und Die Schlacht Von Waterloo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423208758
ISBN-10: 3423208759
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Barren Corn
Barren Corn (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780899661230
ISBN-10: 0899661238
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Bath Tangle
Bath Tangle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061002045
ISBN-10: 0061002046
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 14

Bath Tangle/Large Print
Bath Tangle/large Print (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781560549499
ISBN-10: 1560549491
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Beauvallet
Beauvallet (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099490937
ISBN-10: 0099490935
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

Behold Here's Poison
Behold Here's Poison (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099493648
ISBN-10: 0099493640
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3

Black Moth
Black Moth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099466192
ISBN-10: 0099466198
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Black Moth
The Black Moth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780330200929
ISBN-10: 0330200925
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Black Moth
The Black Moth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780373835584
ISBN-10: 0373835582
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 35

The Black Moth A Georgian Romance
The Black Moth a Georgian Romance [Large Print - Georgette Heyer Masterpiece Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781511452472
ISBN-10: 1511452471
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Black Moth The Original Classic Novel
The Black Moth the Original Classic Novel [Georgette Heyer Masterpiece Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781511451727
ISBN-10: 1511451726
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Black Sheep
Black Sheep (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099468035
ISBN-10: 0099468034
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 15

A Blunt Instrument
A Blunt Instrument (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780099493655
ISBN-10: 0099493659
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 4

Brautjagd
Brautjagd (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423202411
ISBN-10: 3423202416
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A Christmas Party [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - aka Envious Casca] (Paperback)
Der Tip Des Toten [The Unfinished Clue] (Paperback)
Footsteps in the Dark 7 Cds [Unabridged Library Edition] (Audio CD)
Junggesellentage [5155 770] (Other)
Powder and Patch [aka The Transformation of Philip Jettan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Powder and Patch [Also published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
These Old Shades / the Devil's Cub [Alastair Trilogy, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)