Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author of historical romance and detective fiction. She is best known for the creation of the Regency romance subgenre. Heyer is often compared to Jane Austen (whose novels are set in similar time periods), although Austen wrote her romances in contemporary times, whereas Heyer would have to detail the settings.

Georgette had her first novel published in 1921, which was titled The Black Moth. She is a prolific author, having at least one novel published each year for most of her career. Below is a list of Georgette Heyer’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Inspector Hannasyde Books

Death in the Stocks / Merely Murder (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Behold, Here's Poison (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
They Found Him Dead (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Blunt Instrument (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Christmas Party / Envious Casca (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Inspector Hemingway Books

No Wind of Blame (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Envious Casca (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Duplicate Death (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Detection Unlimited (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alastair-Audley Books

These Old Shades (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil's Cub (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Regency Buck (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Infamous Army (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Black Moth (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Powder And Patch (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Transformation of Philip Jettan (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Great Roxhythe (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Simon the Coldheart (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Masqueraders (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Helen (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beauvallet (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Barren Corn (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Conqueror (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Footsteps in the Dark (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Why Shoot a Butler? (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Convenient Marriage (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unfinished Clue (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Talisman Ring (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Royal Escape (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Corinthian (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spanish Bride (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Faro's Daughter (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Penhallow (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Friday's Child (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reluctant Widow (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Foundling (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Arabella (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grand Sophy (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Quiet Gentleman (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cotillion (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Toll-Gate (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bath Tangle (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sprig Muslin (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sylvester (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
April Lady (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Venetia (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unknown Ajax (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pistols for Two (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Civil Contract (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nonesuch (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
False Colours (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Frederica (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Sheep (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cousin Kate (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charity Girl (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Instead of the Thorn (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lady Of Quality (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Lord John (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pastel (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Proposal to Cicely (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Linckes' Great Case (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Lady (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bulldog and the Beast (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Chinese Shawl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Snowdrift and Other Stories (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pistols for Two and Other Stories (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Acting on Impulse – Contemporary Short Stories of Georgette Heyer (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bodies from the Library(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love, Lust and Passion in Regency Times(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bridgerthonian Novels(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The Corinthian is also known as Beau Wyndham. Death in the Stocks was also published as Merely Murder. The Transformation of Philip Jettan was later published as Powder and Patch. Instead of the Thorn was published using the pen name of Stella Martin.

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2 Responses to “Order of Georgette Heyer Books”

  1. Audrey Simpson: 2 years ago

    ++++++++++++++++++with much love from Audrey

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  2. Mongoose218: 7 years ago

    LOVE the Georgette Heyer Regency era books!

    She INVENTED the genre, which is now so overused, but she was first….she studied the diaries and old letters and whatever else she could find to learn how the people TALKED, what they wore, what they ate, how they acted, what the “rules” of the society they lived in were…….NONE of her books are an excuse to run a soft porn scene! Nor do any of her books have 20th century/ 21st century people merely “dressed up” as 18th-19th century people, but speaking and acting like we do…..they are REAL!

    Next to the great Jane Austen, she presents the Regency era as it really was!

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