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Sayers, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) 1893-1957

Overview
Works: 1,519 works in 6,100 publications in 5 languages and 113,104 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Legal stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Compiler
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
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Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
152 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a Wimsey family retreat with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt--until the game turned up human and quite dead. The accused murderer was Lord Peter's own brother
Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
154 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dashing detective Lord Peter Wimsey is caught up in the murder trial of mystery writer Harriet Vane. Her fiance has died of poisoning exactly as described in one of Harriet's novels -- so naturally she is the prime suspect. As Peter looks on, he not only falls in love with the accused but eagerly helps with Harriet's defense when the first trial ends in a hung jury. Will she be convicted and executed for the crime, or can he save her life and win her hand in marriage? Strong Poison is the first of a series of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane mysteries in which their complex romantic relationship is revealed in detail. This classic was originally published in 1930
Gaudy night by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
133 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the Gaudy, she and Lord Peter Wimsey are haunted by pranks and messages that threaten murder, but, strangely, all of the messages are perfectly worded
The nine tailors; changes rung on an old theme in two short touches and two full peals by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
70 editions published between 1934 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tale of suspense in which the famous Lord Peter Wimsey is called upon to solve the murder of an unknown man in East Anglia
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
106 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the second of Sayer's famous mystery series to involve Harriet Vane, the independent writer with whom Lord Peter Wimsey falls in love. This time Harriet stumbles across a body on a lonely beach, and Lord Peter rides to the rescue
The five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
139 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The supposedly accidental death of a painter who was disliked in his Scottish village sends a concerned villager in search of the truth
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
135 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A naked body is discovered in the bathroom of a London architect's apartment. Is it Sir Reuben Levy, the well-known financier who recently disappeared? Or is it a stiff dragged from the dissecting rooms of St. Luke's Hospital? Lord Peter Wimsey must unravel the tangled threads that lead from a prostitute, to a well-known surgeon, and to a mysterious reunion at a London night-club
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the process of discussing with her husband the plot of her latest novel, mystery writer Lady Wimsey finds the solution to a real-life murder. The novel is an unfinished 1930s manuscript by British writer Sayers, completed by Walsh on the basis of the outline
The mind of the maker by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
59 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy L Sayers' great lay contemporaries in the Church of England were T.S. Eliot, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, but none of them wrote a book quite like The Mind of the Maker. In this crisp, elegant exercise in theology, Sayers illuminates the doctrine of the Trinity by relating it to the process of writing fiction, a process about which she could speak with complete authority. She illustrates her thesis with many examples drawn from her own books, and even illuminates the Christian heresies by analysing certain failures of creation which regularly occur in literature. This marvellous classic describes the creative process in terms of the arts and shows that literature can cast light on theology and vice versa
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
123 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death on the stairs of Pym's Advertising Agency, no one seems to mind. That is, until Lord Peter joins the firm incognito as Dean's replacement and starts asking questions which lead him into a network of blackmailers, drug pushers and one of the most deadly plots of crime fiction. However, before the crimes can be solved and the truth revealed, five more people must die
The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
156 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Peter Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favorite chair. A straightforward death by natural causes? Perhaps--but why can no-one remember seeing the general the day he died? And, who is the mysterious Mr. Oliver? Lord Peter moves between London and Paris, salon and suburbs, to unfold the intriguing case
Lord Peter : a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
15 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Busman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
85 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When their plans for a private and romantic honeymoon are disrupted by the untimely murder of their estate's former owner, newlyweds Lord Peter and Harriet Vane are baffled by the strange clues that they discover
A presumption of death by Jill Paton Walsh ( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the events of "The Wimsey Papers," a tale set during the Blitz in 1940 London finds Lord Peter conducting secret business for the Foreign Office, while Harriet, caring for the family, is shocked by the murder of a young Land Girl
The man born to be king, a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
87 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written for broadcasting. Presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation Dec. 1941-Oct.1942. Producer : Val Gielgud. Produc tion notes by Val Gielgud and foreword by Dr. J.W.Welch, and author's introduction
Hangman's holiday by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
86 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trove of short stories featuring two of the Jazz Age’s most famous sleuths In the annals of mystery writing, Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg are among the most memorable detectives. Lord Peter—noble by birth, brilliant by nature—is a fly in the ointment of criminals across Britain, turning up whenever the police ask him to lend his quick wit and keen eye to an investigation. Montague Egg is a free-spirited figure, a traveling wine salesman with an unfortunate habit of stumbling over murder scenes. Both are inimitably charming, and neither has ever failed to catch his man. In this collection of stories, the two detectives confront cat killers, American zombies, and—most horrible of all—a poisoned bottle of fine old port. Several decades after their first publication, mystery maven Dorothy L. Sayers’s chilling puzzles remain as engaging as ever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
The documents in the case by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
108 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was of a man who had died horribly, with a dish of mushrooms at his side. His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill thirty people. Why would an expert on fungi feast on a large quantity of this particularly poisonous species? A clue to the brilliant murderer, who had baffled the best minds in London, was hidden in a series of letters and documents that no one seemed to care about, except the dead man's son
In the teeth of the evidence by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
92 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An irresistible collection of stories starring Lord Peter Wimsey and Montague Egg, from the master of classic mysteriesMost noblemen would prefer to avoid a charred corpse in a garage. But Lord Peter Wimsey has never seen such a body, and cannot resist the opportunity when it comes along. The corpse is burned beyond recognition, but the watch it wears remains pristine-stopped precisely at seven minutes past nine. These are the sorts of clues that great murder cases are built around, and few detectives are more adept at finding them than Wimsey, the famous creation of Dorothy L. Sayers. In this volume, two classic Wimsey stories appear alongside five starring Montague Egg, an eccentric wine salesman whose powers of deduction could give His Lordship a run for his money. A handful of other glittering puzzles round out the volume, serving as testament to Sayers's enduring status as a star of crime fiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
Lord Peter views the body by Dorothy L Sayers ( Book )
93 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine mystery stories in which the aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey tackles seemingly insoluble crimes
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri ( Book )
39 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most celebrated work of Dante is the Divine comedy--a vision of hell, purgatory and heaven that provides a strangely surrealistic view of medieval attitudes on religious dogma and the price of disobedience
 
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Alternative Names
Fleming Dorothy 1893-1957
Fleming, Dorothy Leigh Sayers
Fleming, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, 1893-1957
Leigh, Johanna, 1893-1957
Leigh Sayers, Dorothy
Leigh-Sayers, Dorothy 1893-1957
Sayers, Dorothy
Sayers, Dorothy, 1893-1957
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh, 1893-1957
Sayersová, Dorothy L., 1893-1957
Сейерс, Дороти, 1893-1957
Сэйерс, Дорoти Л., 1893-1957
Сэйерс, Дороти Л., 1893-1957
سيرز، داراتى
セイヤーズ, ドロシー・L
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Swedish (2)
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Spanish (1)
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