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
2018 - Why Shoot a Butler [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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Devil's Cub
2016 - Devil's Cub (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781531877460
ISBN-10: 153187746X
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
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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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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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Sylvester
2016 - Sylvester (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781522634218
ISBN-10: 1522634215
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Venetia
2016 - Venetia (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781522636199
ISBN-10: 1522636196
Genre: Romance
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These Old Shades
2016 - These Old Shades [Thorndike Press Large Print Clean Reads] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781410486110
ISBN-10: 1410486117
Genre: Romance
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A Christmas Party
2015 - A Christmas Party [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - aka Envious Casca] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784754686
ISBN-10: 1784754684
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Convenient Marriage
2015 - The Convenient Marriage (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501256783
ISBN-10: 1501256785
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Frederica
2015 - Frederica (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501256790
ISBN-10: 1501256793
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Nonesuch
2015 - The Nonesuch (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501256806
ISBN-10: 1501256807
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Toll-Gate
2015 - The Toll-gate (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256769
ISBN-10: 1501256769
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Powder and Patch
2015 - Powder and Patch (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256837
ISBN-10: 1501256831
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lady of Quality
2015 - Lady of Quality (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256721
ISBN-10: 1501256726
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Charity Girl
2015 - Charity Girl (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256738
ISBN-10: 1501256734
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Sprig Muslin
2015 - Sprig Muslin (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256752
ISBN-10: 1501256750
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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The Unknown Ajax
2015 - The Unknown Ajax (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256677
ISBN-10: 150125667X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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April Lady
2015 - April Lady (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781501256684
ISBN-10: 1501256688
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Friday's Child
2015 - Friday's Child (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501256691
ISBN-10: 1501256696
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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False Colours
2015 - False Colours (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501256646
ISBN-10: 1501256645
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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2015 - The Black Moth the Original Classic Novel [Georgette Heyer Masterpiece Collection] (Paperback)
2015 - The Black Moth a Georgian Romance [Large Print - Georgette Heyer Masterpiece Collection] (Paperback)
2015 - Detection Unlimited [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2015 - No Wind of Blame [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2015 - Envious Casca [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback
2015 - Duplicate Death [Inspector Hemingway] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2014 - A Blunt Instrument [Inspector Hannasyde] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
2006 - Simon the Coldheart [Ulverscroft Large Print Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - Powder and Patch [aka The Transformation of Philip Jettan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2004 - These Old Shades / the Devil's Cub [Alastair Trilogy, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)
1999 - Mort Sans Atout [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Civil Contract [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1986 - Junggesellentage [5155 770] (Other)
1984 - Powder and Patch [Also published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1980 - Pastel (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)
Der Tip Des Toten [The Unfinished Clue] (Paperback)