coat-of-arms-crest-flag-swiss-key-emblemLocked Room Mysteries

Find an impossible murder!

A Proud Amazon Associate!

Georgette Heyer Locked Room Titles

Georgette HeyerGeorgette Heyer  (1902 – 1974) was an English historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel ‘The Black Moth’.  After her novel ‘These Old Shades’ became popular, despite its release during the General Strike, Heyer determined that publicity was not necessary for good sales, and refused to grant interviews. 

Heyer essentially established the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance. Her Regencies were inspired by Jane Austen, but unlike Austen, who wrote about and for the times in which she lived, Heyer was forced to include copious information about the period so that her readers would understand the setting.

Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.  Although many critics describe Heyer’s detective novels as unoriginal, others such as Nancy Wingate praise them “for their wit and comedy as well as for their well-woven plots”.

Heyer’s mysteries followed a pair of detectives named Superintendent Hannasyde and Inspector Hemingway. They were never as popular as other fictional detectives of the era, such as Hercule Poirot, Campion, or Lord Peter Wimsey. The rather dull Inspector Hemingway is the primary detective in Heyer’s sole contribution to the locked room sub-genre.
(Edited from Wikipedia: Georgette Heyer)

More on Georgette Heyer

More on Heyer’s Mysteries, Hannasyde and Hemingway

Georgette Heyer Locked Room Novel

wind blameNo Wind of Blame (1939)
Inspector Hemingway Series



Best Review

Available in paperback, ebook, and audible editions.

Book  eBook  Audible 

Note:  An impossible murder?

Not usually classed as a locked room or impossible crime, but it does fit the definition.

Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter. The murder of Wally Carter generates a bewildering mystery – how does one shoot a man crossing a narrow bridge without being near the murder weapon when it is fired? The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway reveals his unnerving talent for solving a fiendish problem

More on ‘No Wind of Blame’

envious casca 2Envious Casca (1941)
Inspector Hemingway Series



Locked Room Review

Available in paperback, ebook, and audible editions.

Book  eBook  Audible 

Note: A murderous Christmas reunion.

Nathaniel Herriard never wanted a Christmas family reunion, but was soon killed inside his well locked study. Inspector Hemingway must unravel all the events of the murderous holiday season!

More on ‘Envious Casca’

Georgette Heyer Bibliography

The Locked Room Mystery Home


Georgette Heyer: Locked Room — No Comments

Leave a Reply