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: 1295
Adorable Sophy
Adorable Sophy [The Grand Sophy - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782811208462
ISBN-10: 2811208461
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

The Alastair Trilogy Boxed Set Includes These Old Shades Devil's Cub Infamous Army
April Lady
April Lady (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061002427
ISBN-10: 0061002429
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

April Lady
April Lady (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425037324
ISBN-10: 0425037320
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

April Lady / Pistols for Two
April Lady / Pistols for Two (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099279426
ISBN-10: 0099279428
Genre: Romance

Aqui hay veneno
Aqui Hay Veneno [Behold, Here's Poison - Spanish Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788498381542
ISBN-10: 8498381541
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Arabella (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061004445
ISBN-10: 0061004448
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Arabella / Bath Tangle / The Nonesuch
Arabella / Bath Tangle / the Nonesuch (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781850522195
ISBN-10: 1850522197
Genre: Romance

Arabella et le libertin
Arabella Et Le Libertin [Arabella - French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782280839136
ISBN-10: 228083913X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Arabella / The Corinthian
Arabella / the Corinthian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091907341
ISBN-10: 0091907349
Genre: Romance

Aska Bir Sans Daha
Aska Bir Sans Daha [The Convenient Marriage - Turkish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9786054188482
ISBN-10: 6054188488
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Barbara und die Schlacht von Waterloo
Barbara Und Die Schlacht Von Waterloo [An Infamous Army - German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423208758
ISBN-10: 3423208759
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Barren Corn
Barren Corn (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780899661230
ISBN-10: 0899661238
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Bath Tangle
Bath Tangle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061002045
ISBN-10: 0061002046
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Bath Tangle
Bath Tangle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373836116
ISBN-10: 0373836112
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

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

Behold Here's Poison
Behold Here's Poison [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099493648
ISBN-10: 0099493640
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Belinda e il duca
Belinda E Il Duca [The Foundling - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788873390282
ISBN-10: 8873390285
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance

The Black Moth
The Black Moth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099466192
ISBN-10: 0099466198
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

The Black Moth Special Edition
The Black Moth Special Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781986794237
ISBN-10: 1986794237
Genre: Romance
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Black Sheep
Black Sheep (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780091904180
ISBN-10: 0091904188
Genre: Romance

A Blunt Instrument [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 4] (Paperback)
Boa Moca [Charity Girl - Em Portugues do Brasil Edition] (Paperback)
Brautjagd [The Masqueraders - German Edition] (Paperback)
Casamento De Conveniencia [The Convenient Marriage - Em Portugues do Brasil Edition] (Paperback)
Ce Merveilleux Passe [These Old Shades - French Edition] (Paperback)
A Christmas Party [aka Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Civil Contract [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)
Coeur Indecis [Bath Tangle - French Edition] (Paperback)
Cotillon [Cotillion - French Edition] (Paperback)
Damenwahl [Cotillion - German Edition] (Paperback)
Death in the Stocks [aka Merely Murder - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
Der Eroberer [The Conqueror - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Page Und Die Herzogin [These Old Shades - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Schwarze Falter [The Black Moth - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Schweigsame Gentleman [The Quiet Gentleman - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Tip Des Toten [The Unfinished Clue - German Edition] (Paperback)
Der Tolle Nick [Beauvallet - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Der Tote Am Pranger [Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1 - German Edition] (Other)
Der Trumpf Des Toten [Penhallow - German Edition] (Other)
Der Unbesiegbare [Simon the Coldheart - German Edition] (Paperback)
Detection Unlimited [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 4] (Paperback)
Devil's Cub Regency Buck [Alastair, Bks 2-3] (Paperback)
Die Bezaubernde Arabella [Arabella - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Drei Ehen Der Grand Sophy [The Grand Sophy - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Galante Entfuhrung [Black Sheep - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Jungfernfalle [Regency Buck - Alastair, Bk 3 - German Edition] (Other)
Die Liebesschule [Powder and Patch - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Spanische Braut [The Spanish Bride - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Vernunft-ehe [The Convenient Marriage - German Edition] (Paperback)
Die Vernunftehe [The Convenient Marriage - German Edition] (Other)
Die Widerspenstige Witwe [The Reluctant Widow - German Edition] (Other)
Duplicate Death [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Ein Madchen Ohne Mitgift [Charity Girl - German Edition] (Other)
Ein Mord Mit Stumpfer Waffe [A Blunt Instrument - German Edition] (Paperback)
El Dandi [The Corinthian - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Tio Sylvester [Sylvester - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Envious Casca [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Envious Casca [Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Eskapaden [Devil's Cub - German Edition] (Paperback)
Falsches Spiel [False Colours - German Edition] (Paperback)
Fruhlingsluft [Sprig Muslin - German Edition] (Paperback)
Geliebte Hasardeurin [Faro's Daughter - German Edition] (Other)
Gureisutonzu Yashiki Satsujin Jiken [A Blunt Instrument - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Heiratsmarkt [Frederica - German Edition] (Paperback)
Herzdame [Lady of Quality - German Edition] (Paperback)
Hitoshibai [The Masqueraders - Japanese Edition] (Other)
I Cancelli Dell'amore [The Toll-Gate - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
A Indomavel Sofia [The Grand Sophy - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
Junggesellentage [The Nonesuch - German Edition] (Other)
Kalp Hirsizi [Lady of Quality - Turkish Edition] (Paperback)
La Carta VIncente [Faro's Daughter - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
La Demande En Mariage [The Convenient Marriage - French Edition] (Paperback)
La Hija Del Faraon [Faro's Daughter - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Indomable Sophia [The Grand Sophy - Spanish Edition] (Other)
La Pedina Scambiata [These Old Shades - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
La Ragazza Chiamata Carita [Charity Girl - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
Les Fourberies De L'amour [False Colours - French Edition] (Paperback)
L'eventail Et L'epee [Powder and Patch - French Edition] (Paperback)
Liebe Unverzollt [The Toll-Gate - German Edition] (Paperback)
L'inarrestabile Sophy [The Grand Sophy - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
L'ingenue Effrontee [The Talisman Ring - French Edition] (Paperback)
Lord Ajax [The Unknown Ajax - German Edition] (Paperback)
Lord Sherry [Friday's Child - German Edition] (Paperback)
A Magnifica Sophy [The Grand Sophy - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
Merely Murder [aka Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
Meurtre D'anniversaire [They Found Him Dead - French Edition] (Paperback)
Mord Ohne Morder [No Wind of Blame - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1 - German Edition] (Paperback)
Mord Vor Dem Dinner [Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - German Edition] (Paperback)
Muerte En El Cepo [Death in the Stocks - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Muslin S Vetochkami [Sprig Muslin - Russian Edition] (Hardcover)
My Lord John [Isis General Fiction] (Paperback)
My Lord Moy Gospodin [My Lord John - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
Noel Tragique a Lescham Manor [Envious Casca - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
Ovelha Negra [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Pas L'ombre D'un Doute [No Wind of Blame - Inspector Hemingway, Bk 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
Passion Au Manoir [The Nonesuch - French Edition] (Paperback)
Penelope Und Der Dandy [The Corinthian - German Edition] (Paperback)
Pour L'amour De Cressy [False Colours - French Edition] (Paperback)
Przyzwoitka [Lady of Quality - Polish Edition] (Paperback)
Regency Buck [Alastair, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Scandale a Londres [The Corinthian - French Edition] (Paperback)
Schaste Po Kontraktu [A Civil Contract - Russian Edition] (Hardcover)
Segnali D'amore La Cugina Kate [Cousin Kate - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
Shinshi to Tsukiyo No Sarashidai [Death in the Stocks - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 1 - Japanese Edition] (Other)
Skandal Im Ballsaal [Sylvester - German Edition] (Paperback)
Sophy La Grande [The Grand Sophy - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
Subarashiki Sofi [The Grand Sophy - Japanese Edition] (Other)
These Old Shades [Alastair, Bk 1] (Paperback)
These Old Shades / the Devil's Cub [Alastair Trilogy, Bks 1 & 2] (Paperback)
They Found Him Dead [Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Tiens Voila Du Poison [Behold Here's Poison - Inspector Hannasyde, Bk 2 - French Edition] (Paperback)
Un Hombre Sin Igual [The Nonesuch - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Un Mariage De Convenance [The Convenient Marriage - French Edition] (Paperback)
Una Donna Di Classe [Lady of Quality - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
Velikolepnaya Sofi [The Grand Sophy - Russian Edition] (Paperback)
Venetia E O Libertino [Venetia - Portuguese Edition] (Paperback)
Venetia Una Passione Irresistibile [Venetia - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)
Venetia Und Der Wustling [Venetia - German Edition] (Other)
Verfuhrung Zur Ehe [Cousin Kate - German Edition] (Paperback)
Verlobung Zu Dritt [The Talisman Ring - German Edition] (Paperback)
Warum Einen Butler Erschieben [Why Shoot a Butler? - German Edition] (Paperback)
Wyrafinowana Gra [Powder and Patch - Polish Edition] (Paperback)
Zartliches Duell [Pistols for Two - German Edition] (Paperback)
Zhertva Lyubvi [Devil's Cub - Russian Edition] (Paperback)