Prolific author of romance novels, mostly set in the Regency era in England. The plots and settings are contemporaneous with those of Jane Austen, and there are a number of references to Austen's books.

Although the books do not pretend to literary quality, they occasionally contain memorable characters and situations, which lift them above the average for the genre.

Heyer also wrote a few murder mysteries, for which she is much less well-known.