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Jan 13, 2010

The Georgette Heyer List with Links to My Reviews

Ebay is a great place to search for Heyers!Pictured above are various editions of Georgette Heyer's novels on my shelf.

Georgette Heyer is touted as the Queen of Regency. And it is no wonder. Often compared to the caliber of Jane Austen, Heyer's writing is much more witty and she was much more prolific. She wrote about 40 Georgian/Regency novels, and several mysteries. Her elegant but comical style of writing won me over from the first read, and I feel so blessed to have finally discovered her, 35 years after her death in 1974. Picking up one of her books gives me great pleasure, and I have enjoyed reading about "dashing rakes" and her strong feminine characters are perfect heroines. Her romances are so fun, and everyone loves a good romantic romp from time to time, but Heyer does it with such grace and zero sex that they read like a diamond in the rough. If you have not read a book written by Georgette Heyer, and you either enjoy romance, or mysteries, Regency or Georgian eras, you are totally missing out.

See the Heyer List

Visit my other Georgette Heyer labeled posts which include teasers and reviews here at The Burton Review.
You can see other bloggers' reviews and my reviews also at Georgette Heyer Challenge blog.

This is Georgette Heyer's work in chronological order of original publication. She wrote historicals, regency romances and mysteries. Thankfully, there have been many reissues from various publishers over the years, but most recently Sourcebooks has reissued some beautiful editions.

The books that I own are in red, the ones I have reviewed here will also be linked to the actual review and will be in bold red. I will continue to update this post with new reviews or acquisitions. You can find this post by clicking on the green 'Heyer' graphic button at the top menu bar.

The Black Moth (1921)
A Proposal to Cicely (short fiction) (1922)
The Great Roxhythe (1923)
Instead of the Thorn (1923)
The Transformation of Philip Jettan (Powder and Patch) (1923)
Simon the Coldheart (1925)
These Old Shades (1926)
Helen (1928)
Masqueraders (1928) 3.5 stars
Beauvallet (1929)
The Horned Beast of Africa (non-fiction) (1929)
Pastel (1929)
Barren Corn (1930)
The Conqueror (1931)
Devil's Cub (1932)4.5 Stars
Footsteps in the Dark (1932)
Why Shoot a Butler? (1933)
The Convenient Marriage (1934) 4 stars
The Unfinished Clue (1934) 3.5 stars
Regency Buck (1935)
Death in the Stocks (Merely Murder) (1935)
The Talisman Ring (1936)
Runaway Match (1936)
Behold, Here's Poison (1936)
An Infamous Army (1937)
They Found Him Dead (1937)
Royal Escape (1938)
A Blunt Instrument (1938)
No Wind of Blame (1939)
Pursuit (short fiction) (1939)(available online here)
The Corinthian (Beau Wyndham) (1940)
The Spanish Bride (1940)
Faro's Daughter (1941)
Envious Casca (1941)
Penhallow (1942)
Friday's Child (1944)
The Reluctant Widow (1946)
The Foundling (1948)
Arabella (1949) 5 stars
The Grand Sophy (1950)
The Quiet Gentleman (1951) 4.5 stars
Duplicate Death (1951)
Cotillion (1953)
Detection Unlimited (1953)
The Toll-Gate (1954)
Books about the Brontes (non-fiction) (1954)
How to Be a Literary Critic (non-fiction) (1954)
Bath Tangle (1955) 3.5 stars
Sprig Muslin (1956)
Sylvester (The Wicked Uncle) (1957)
April Lady (1957)
Venetia (1958)
The Unknown Ajax (1959)
Pistols for Two: And Other Stories (1960)
A Civil Contract (1961)
The Nonesuch (1962) 4 stars
False Colours (1963)
Frederica (1965)
Black Sheep (1966)
Cousin Kate (1968)
Charity Girl (1970)
Lady of Quality (1972)
My Lord John (1975) 2 stars