Search - List of Books by Georgette Heyer

"She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before her upon the arm of his chair, for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him, and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it." -- 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: 1262
Duplicate Death
2019 - Duplicate Death [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781785152313
ISBN-10: 1785152319
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Grand Sophy
2019 - The Grand Sophy (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781094010892
ISBN-10: 1094010898
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Penhallow
2019 - Penhallow [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677215
ISBN-10: 1492677213
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Cotillion
2019 - Cotillion [The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781492684350
ISBN-10: 149268435X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Detection Unlimited
2019 - Detection Unlimited [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781492677185
ISBN-10: 1492677183
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

A Blunt Instrument
2019 - A Blunt Instrument [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677123
ISBN-10: 1492677124
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

They Found Him Dead
2019 - They Found Him Dead [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 3 - Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677093
ISBN-10: 1492677094
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Death in the Stocks
2019 - Death in the Stocks [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492669616
ISBN-10: 149266961X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Friday's Child
2019 - Friday's Child (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781787462359
ISBN-10: 1787462358
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Transformation of Philip Jettan
2019 - The Transformation of Philip Jettan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486826950
ISBN-10: 0486826953
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

The Great Roxhythe
2019 - The Great Roxhythe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781388281571
ISBN-10: 1388281570
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Footsteps in the Dark
2019 - Footsteps in the Dark [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492669586
ISBN-10: 149266958X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

These Old Shades
2019 - These Old Shades [Alastair, Bk 1 - Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781492677659
ISBN-10: 1492677655
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
 4

Devil's Cub
2019 - Devil's Cub [Alastair, Bk 2 - Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677666
ISBN-10: 1492677663
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

2019 - Venetia (Paperback)
The Convenient Marriage
2018 - The Convenient Marriage (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781787462342
ISBN-10: 178746234X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

No Wind of Blame
2018 - No Wind of Blame [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492669555
ISBN-10: 1492669555
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Arabella
2018 - Arabella (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677635
ISBN-10: 1492677639
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Frederica
2018 - Frederica [Georgette Heyer Signature Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492677642
ISBN-10: 1492677647
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Behold Here's Poison
2018 - Behold Here's Poison [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492669524
ISBN-10: 1492669520
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Unfinished Clue
2018 - The Unfinished Clue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492669494
ISBN-10: 1492669490
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Bodies from the Library Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age
2018 - Why Shoot a Butler [Country House Mysteries] (Paperback)Paperback
2016 - A Christmas Party [aka Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2016 - Ce Merveilleux Passe [These Old Shades - French Edition] (Paperback)
2016 - The Nonesuch [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2016 - The Foundling [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2016 - Lady of Quality [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2016 - A Indomavel Sofia [The Grand Sophy - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2015 - Devil's Cub Regency Buck [Alastair, Bks 2-3] (Paperback)
2015 - Un Mariage De Convenance [The Convenient Marriage - French Edition] (Paperback)
2015 - An Infamous Army [Waterloo Anniversary Edition] (Paperback)
2015 - Beauvallet [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - Charity Girl [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - April Lady [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - A Magnifica Sophy [The Grand Sophy - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2015 - False Colours [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - Black Sheep [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - Bath Tangle [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2015 - Regency Buck [Alastair, Bk 3 - Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio Cassette
2015 - The Talisman Ring [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - Envious Casca [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2015 - Gureisutonzu Yashiki Satsujin Jiken [A Blunt Instrument - Japanese Edition] (Other)
2014 - Les Fourberies De L'amour [False Colours - French Edition] (Paperback)
2014 - Cousin Kate [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - The Corinthian [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - Faro's Daughter [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
2014 - Coeur Indecis [Bath Tangle - French Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Una Donna Di Classe [Lady of Quality - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Cotillon [Cotillion - French Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Venetia E O Libertino [Venetia - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Velikolepnaya Sofi [The Grand Sophy - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - La Pedina Scambiata [These Old Shades - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - Adorable Sophy [The Grand Sophy - French Edition] (Paperback)
2012 - Sophy La Grande [The Grand Sophy - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2011 - Shinshi to Tsukiyo No Sarashidai [Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1 - Japanese Edition] (Other)
2011 - Boa Moca [Charity Girl - Em Portugues do Brasil Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Die Jungfernfalle [Regency Buck - Alastair, Bk 3 - German Edition] (Other)
2010 - Ovelha Negra [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2010 - Heiratsmarkt [Frederica - German Edition] (Other)
2010 - Aska Bir Sans Daha [The Convenient Marriage - Turkish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Kalp Hirsizi [Lady of Quality - Turkish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - El Dandi [The Corinthian - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Death in the Stocks [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2009 - Subarashiki Sofi [The Grand Sophy - Japanese Edition] (Other)
2009 - Behold Here's Poison [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2008 - Passion Au Manoir [The Nonesuch - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - The Conqueror [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2008 - Muerte En El Cepo [Death in the Stocks - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - La Demande En Mariage [The Convenient Marriage - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Scandale a Londres [The Corinthian - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Aqui Hay Veneno [Behold, Here's Poison - Spanish Edition] (Other)
2008 - L'ingenue Effrontee [The Talisman Ring - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Casamento De Conveniencia [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2008 - Arabella Et Le Libertin [Arabella - French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - La Indomable Sophia [The Grand Sophy - Spanish Edition] (Other)
2008 - I Cancelli Dell'amore [The Toll-Gate - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Segnali D'amore La Cugina Kate [Cousin Kate - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2007 - Die Vernunft-ehe [The Convenient Marriage - German Edition] (Other)
2006 - Barbara Und Die Schlacht Von Waterloo [An Infamous Army - German Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - L'inarrestabile Sophy [The Grand Sophy - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2006 - The Quiet Gentleman [Harlequin Signature Select] (Paperback)
2005 - Der Schwarze Falter [The Black Moth - German Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Belinda E Il Duca [The Foundling - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - La Ragazza Chiamata Carita [Charity Girl - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - Der Schweigsame Gentleman [The Quiet Gentleman - German Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - La Carta VIncente [Faro's Daughter - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - Lord Sherry [Friday's Child - German Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Venetia Una Passione Irresistibile [Venetia - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
2004 - These Old Shades / the Devil's Cub [Alastair Trilogy, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)
2004 - Verfuhrung Zur Ehe [Cousin Kate - German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Eskapaden [Devil's Cub - German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Die Galante Entfuhrung [Black Sheep - German Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Schaste Po Kontraktu [A Civil Contract - Russian Edition] (Hardcover)
2003 - Zhertva Lyubvi [Devil's Cub - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Der Page Und Die Herzogin [These Old Shades - German Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Falsches Spiel [False Colours - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Lord Ajax [The Unknown Ajax - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Die Bezaubernde Arabella [Arabella - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Liebe Unverzollt [The Toll-Gate - German Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Pour L'amour De Cressy [False Colours - French Edition] (Paperback)
2000 - Pas L'ombre D'un Doute [No Wind of Blame - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Meurtre D'anniversaire [They Found Him Dead - French Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Mort Sans Atout [French Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Brautjagd [The Masqueraders - German Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Warum Einen Butler Erschieben [Why Shoot a Butler? - German Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Mord Ohne Morder [No Wind of Blame - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1 - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Der Trumpf Des Toten [Penhallow - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Ein Mord Mit Stumpfer Waffe [A Blunt Instrument - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Penelope Und Der Dandy [The Corinthian - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Verlobung Zu Dritt [The Talisman Ring - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Damenwahl [Cotillion - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Der Unbesiegbare [Simon the Coldheart - German Edition] (Paperback)
1998 - Herzdame [Lady of Quality - German Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Die Drei Ehen Der Grand Sophy [The Grand Sophy - German Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Tiens Voila Du Poison [Behold Here's Poison - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Przyzwoitka [Lady of Quality - Polish Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - Der Eroberer [The Conqueror - German Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - Der Tip Des Toten [The Unfinished Clue - German Edition] (Paperback)
1993 - Civil Contract [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1987 - Behold Here's Poison [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1987 - No Wind of Blame [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1987 - Merely Murder [aka Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
1986 - Junggesellentage [The Nonesuch - German Edition] (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)
1986 - Die Vernunftehe [The Convenient Marriage - German Edition] (Other)
1984 - Noel Tragique a Lescham Manor [Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1980 - Pastel (Hardcover)
1980 - Der Tolle Nick [Beauvallet - German Edition] (Hardcover)
1979 - Helen (Hardcover)
1979 - La Hija Del Faraon [Faro's Daughter - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1979 - Un Hombre Sin Igual [The Nonesuch - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1978 - Barren Corn (Other)
1977 - Der Tote Am Pranger [Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1 - German Edition] (Other)
1977 - Mord Vor Dem Dinner [Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - German Edition] (Paperback)
1963 - Geliebte Hasardeurin [Faro's Daughter - German Edition] (Other)
My Lord John [Isis General Fiction] (Paperback)
Powder and Patch Audiobook [Complete and Unabridged] (Audio CD)