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Georgette Heyer


UK flag (1902 - 1974)

aka Stella Martin

Georgette Heyer, born in London in 1902, had her first novel published when she was nineteen years old and continued to write novels of many genres for more than fifty years. During that time she never made a public appearance or granted an interview. The great majority of her books are historical romances set in Regency England, such as Devil's Cub (1934), Regency Buck (1935) and Faro's Daughter (1941). They are admired to this day for the meticulous research and profusion of essential ingredients - arranged marriages, murder, fashion, upper classes, sarcasm and humour. Indeed, Heyer set the tone for this entire genre. She was also one of the first of the female mystery authors - the group that includes Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and Ngaio Marsh. When she died in 1974 she had fifty-one titles in print, legal translations of her work in ten languages and pirate editions in several others.

Genres: Historical Romance, Mystery, Romance, Historical
 
Series
Historical Romances
   1. The Black Moth (1921)
   2. Simon the Coldheart (1925)
   3. These Old Shades (1926)
   4. The Masqueraders (1928)
   5. Beauvallet (1929)
   6. The Transformation of Philip Jettan (1923) (as by Stella Martin)
     aka Powder and Patch
   7. The Conqueror (1931)
   8. Devil's Cub (1932)
   9. An Infamous Army (1937)
   10. Royal Escape (1938)
   11. The Spanish Bride (1940)
   12. My Lord John (1975)
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Country House Mysteries
   1. Footsteps in the Dark (1932)
   2. Why Shoot a Butler? (1933)
   3. The Unfinished Clue (1934)
   4. Death in the Stocks (1935)
     aka Merely Murder
   5. Behold, Here's Poison (1936)
   6. They Found Him Dead (1937)
   7. A Blunt Instrument (1938)
   8. No Wind of Blame (1939)
   9. Envious Casca (1941)
     aka A Christmas Party
   10. Penhallow (1942)
   11. Duplicate Death (1951)
   12. Detection Unlimited (1953)
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Regency Romances
   1. The Convenient Marriage (1934)
   2. Regency Buck (1935)
   3. The Talisman Ring (1936)
   4. The Corinthian (1940)
     aka Beau Wyndham
   5. Faro's Daughter (1941)
   6. Friday's Child (1944)
   7. The Reluctant Widow (1946)
   8. The Foundling (1948)
   9. Arabella (1949)
   10. The Grand Sophy (1950)
   11. The Quiet Gentleman (1951)
   12. Cotillion (1953)
   13. The Toll-Gate (1954)
   14. Bath Tangle (1955)
   15. Sprig Muslin (1956)
   16. April Lady (1957)
   17. Sylvester (1957)
     aka The Wicked Uncle
   18. Venetia (1958)
   19. The Unknown Ajax (1959)
   20. Pistols for Two (1960)
   21. A Civil Contract (1961)
   22. The Nonesuch (1962)
   23. False Colours (1963)
   24. Frederica (1965)
   25. The Black Sheep (1966)
   26. Cousin Kate (1968)
   27. Charity Girl (1970)
   28. Lady of Quality (1972)
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Inspector Hannasyde
   1. Death in the Stocks (1935)
     aka Merely Murder
   2. Behold, Here's Poison (1936)
   3. They Found Him Dead (1937)
   4. A Blunt Instrument (1938)
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Inspector Hemingway
   1. No Wind of Blame (1939)
   2. Envious Casca (1941)
     aka A Christmas Party
   3. Duplicate Death (1951)
   4. Detection Unlimited (1953)
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