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The Best Georgette Heyer Books

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List RulesVote for the Georgette Heyer novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Georgette Heyer books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With so much critical acclaim for so long, there's no doubt that Georgette Heyer is one of the most popular authors of the last 200 years. Born in 1902, Heyer was known for her historical romance and detective fiction books. If you're a huge fan of her work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Georgette Heyer who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out her work if you're a big reader.

List features books like Frederica, The Foundling and more. What are Georgette Heyer's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1
    129
    31

    The Grand Sophy

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1950

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    104
    27

    Frederica

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1965

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    93
    21

    Arabella

    Georgette Heyer

    Subjects19th century, England

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    100
    30

    First Published1957

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    94
    27

    Cotillion

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1953

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    91
    25

    Devil's Cub

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1932

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    82
    31

    Venetia

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1958

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    70
    24

    These Old Shades

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1926

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    56
    14

    The Unknown Ajax

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1959

    SubjectsHistory, Great Britain

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    51
    11

    The Nonesuch

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1962

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    50
    11

    The Talisman Ring

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1936

    SubjectsHistorical romance

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Suspense, Historical fiction, Historical whodunnit

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    61
    21

    Regency Buck

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1935

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Crime Fiction, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    54
    17

    The Corinthian

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1940

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    49
    12

    Black Sheep

    Georgette Heyer

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    62
    26

    Faro's Daughter

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1941

    Genres (Book)Romance novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    53
    19

    Friday's Child

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1944

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    41
    8

    The Masqueraders

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1928

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    34
    8

    Lady of Quality

    Georgette Heyer

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Regency romance, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19
    31
    7

    The Quiet Gentleman

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1951

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    46
    22

    First Published1934

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21
    29
    6

    Bath Tangle

    Georgette Heyer

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    32
    15

    A Civil Contract

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1961

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    28
    11

    The Toll-Gate

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1954

    Subjects19th century, England

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Historical fiction, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24
    26
    9

    The Reluctant Widow

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1946

    Subjects19th century, England

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Suspense, Historical fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25
    18
    5

    An Infamous Army

    Georgette Heyer

    First Published1937

    Genres (Book)Romance novel, Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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