The Regency Queen: Georgette Heyer

More than 90 years have passed since Georgette Heyer published her first novel, The Black Moth. According to author Jennifer Kloester, “Though she wrote detective fiction and historical novels set in different time periods, she is best known for her stylish, witty Regency romances and her love of ironic comedy.” Heyer saw no need to engage in publicity and over the course of her writing career, gave only one interview.  Learn more about the author and sample her work in the books below:

Georgette Heyer. Georgette Heyer by Jennifer Kloester B HEYER
Intensely private author Georgette Heyer wrote her first book at a very young age and went on to pen more than 50 novels. Drawing on 10 years of research, historian Kloester introduces us to a woman who continues to entertain readers with her much-loved novels.

Friday's Child. Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer FIC HEY
When Lord Sherington's marriage proposal to the woman of his dreams is rejected, he decides to marry the next woman he sees.

The Grand Sophy. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer FIC HEY
Lady Ombersley gives her niece a home, but no one anticipates Sophy’s effect on their lives.

Penhallow. Penhallow by Georgette Heyer MYS HEY
When Adam Penhallow is found murdered the day before his birthday, there is no lack of suspects.

Pistols for Two . Pistols for Two by Georgette HeyerFCI HEY
First published in 1960, this collection of short stories features rakes, orphans, duels and villains.

The Reluctant Widow. The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer FIC HEY
Eleanor accepts a position as a governess but her new situation very quickly becomes complicated.

The Unfinished Clue . The Unfinished Clue by Georgette HeyerMYS HEY
The host of a country house weekend is found stabbed to death; Inspector Harding of Scotland Yard is called in to solve the case.

Why Shoot a Butler?. Why Shoot a Butler? by Georgette Heyer MYS HEY
After amateur sleuth Frank Ambereley stops to help a young woman, he has to find out who would want to kill the butler.


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