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

Overview
Works: 1,368 works in 6,403 publications in 20 languages and 116,153 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Legal stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Dorothy L Sayers
 
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Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
219 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 3,237 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 )
215 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy." the prime academic setting is haunted by a rash of bizarre pranks: scrawled obscenities, burnt effigies, and poison-pen letters - including one that says, "Ask your boyfriend with the title if he likes arsenic in his soup." Some of the notes threaten murder; all are perfectly ghastly; yet in spite of their scurrilous nature, all are perfectly worded. And Harriet finds herself ensnared in a nightmare of romance and terror, with only the tiniest shreds of slues to challenge her powers of detection, and those of her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey.-Back cover
Busman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
199 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,086 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
Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
204 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,060 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
The five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
148 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,943 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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
256 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,908 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
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
183 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,889 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
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
157 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,697 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 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 2,671 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
The mind of the maker by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
67 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,595 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 c
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,527 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 unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
188 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,513 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
Unnatural death (The Dawson pedigree) by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
122 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When both Agatha Dawson and then her maid are murdered, Lord Peter Wimsey must work fast in discovering what goes on in the mysterious Mrs. Forrest's Mayfair flat
Lord Peter : a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presumption of death by Jill Paton Walsh( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 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
Hangman's holiday by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
123 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trove of short stories featuring two of the Jazz Age's most famous sleuthsIn 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 man born to be king, a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
107 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,722 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
In the teeth of the evidence by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
111 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,626 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
The documents in the case by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
114 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack had died horribly--with a dish of mushrooms at his side. It 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."--Book jacket
Lord Peter views the body by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
137 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only Lord Peter has the wit to find the solution to these twelve baffling mysteriesSome aristocrats spend their lives shooting, but Lord Peter Wimsey is a hunter of a different kind: a bloodhound with a nose for murder. Before he became Britain's most famous detective, Lord Peter contented himself with solving the crimes he came across by chance. In this volume of short stories, he confronts a stolen stomach, a man with copper fingers, and a deadly adventure at Ali Baba's cave, among other conundrums. These mysteries tax not just his intellect, but his humor, knowledge of metallurgy, and taste for fine wines. It's not easy being a gentleman sleuth, but Lord Peter is the man for the job. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
 
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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
Sajers, L. Doroti, 1893-57
Sayers, Dorothy
Sayers Dorothy 1893-1957
Sayers, Dorothy L.
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh
Sayers, Dorothy Leigh 1893-1957
Sayersová, Dorothy L. 1893-1957
Сайерс, Л. Дороти, 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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