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

Overview
Works: 1,442 works in 5,709 publications in 15 languages and 85,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romances  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Records and correspondence  Radio plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legal stories  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Recipient, tra
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
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The nine tailors; changes rung on an old theme in two short touches and two full peals by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

88 editions published between 1933 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 3,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the parish church bells toll out the death of an unknown man, Lord Peter investigates the sinister affair
Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

222 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,128 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
Busman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

188 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,998 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 they discover
Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

189 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a favourite Wimsey family retreat, filled with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt - until the game turned up human and quite dead. It was Lord Peter's brother-in-law-to-be and, to make matters worse, the accused murderer was Wimsey's brother
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

228 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,673 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 )

159 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,446 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
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,438 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
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 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presumption of death by Jill Paton Walsh( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,926 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 )

148 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of 12 ingenious and baffling tales, the author demonstrates her mastery of the short, sharp mystery story. Lord Peter Wimsey appears in several of the stories, as does Montague Egg, the travelling salesman extraordinaire
The mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

70 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,694 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
The man born to be king, a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

110 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf spelen die het leven van Christus op aarde weergeven
The song of Roland by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

45 editions published between 1904 and 1987 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors
Lord Peter views the body by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

115 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine mystery stories in which the aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey tackles seemingly insoluble crimes
Whose body? a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( Recording )

66 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder-especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath.First published in 1923, Whose Body? established the disarmingly debonair-and somewhat foppish-Wimsey as one of the most enduring characters in English literature. It remains one of the most significant (and most charming) of the Golden Age mysteries
The omnibus of crime by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

25 editions published between 1929 and 1961 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A premium collection of detective and horror stories, starting with the Jewish Apocrypha, Herodotus, and the Aeneid, and extending to Huxley, Bierce, Stoker and Wells among others. The extensive historical introduction by Sayers is a treasure on its own!
Further papers on Dante by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory papers on Dante by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primarily concerned with the "Commedia."
The late scholar : the new Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery by Jill Paton Walsh( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Peter and Harriet return to the scene of their literate courtship to resolve an Oxford University dispute that is complicated by the disappearance of several prominent Fellows
Catholic tales and Christian songs by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

10 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thrones, dominations
Alternative Names
Dorothy L. Sayers britisk skribent

Dorothy L. Sayers Brits schrijfster

Dorothy L. Sayers brittisk författare

Dorothy L. Sayers brytyjska pisarka i tłumaczka

Dorothy L. Sayers englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin und Übersetzerin

Dorothy L. Sayers scrittrice e traduttrice britannica

Dorothy L. Sayersová

Dorothy Leigh Sayers britisk skribent

Fleming Dorothy 1893-1957

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

Дороти Сейърс

Дороті Лі Сеєрс

Сайерс, Л. Дороти, 1893-1957

Сейерз Д. Л. 1893-1957

Сейерс, Дороти, 1893-1957

Сэйерс Д. 1893-1957

Сэйерс Д. Л. 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дорoти Л 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти Л 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти Ли

دوروتی ال. سایرز نویسنده بریتانیایی

دوروثي سايرز

سيرز، داراتى

세이어스, 도로시 1893-1957

세이어스, 도로시 L. 1893-1957

세이어즈, 도로시 1893-1957

세이어즈, 도로시 L. 1893-1957

세이어즈, 도로시 레이 1893-1957

세이어즈, 도로시 리 1893-1957

セイヤーズ, ドロシー・L

ドロシー・L・セイヤーズ

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Strong poisonBusman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptionsClouds of witnessWhose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novelHave his carcaseThrones, dominationsLord Peter : a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey storiesA presumption of death