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

Overview
Works: 1,710 works in 8,053 publications in 18 languages and 119,058 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographies  History  War fiction  Radio plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator, Recipient, tra
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Dorothy L Sayers
The nine tailors : changes rung on an old theme in two short touches and two full peals by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

207 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having had a car wreck by Fenchurch St. Paul, in East Anglia, Lord Peter is offered houseroom by the vicar, and then fills in for a sick bellringer that night as the bells are rung to welcome the New Year. So when months later a grave is opened to join the bones of Sir Henry to those of Lady Thorpe and ANOTHER body is found, the vicar calls for Lord Peter's advice
Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

246 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,475 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 )

237 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,156 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
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

281 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 3,112 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
Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

242 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,978 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
Busman's honeymoon : a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

186 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,853 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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

258 editions published between 1668 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,786 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 )

251 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favorite chair. A straight forward death by natural causes? Perhaps ... but why can noone 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
The five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

193 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,568 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
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

169 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,527 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
Unnatural death (The Dawson pedigree) by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

182 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,460 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
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

43 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,373 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 )

71 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1941."
Lord Peter : a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers together in one volume all of the tales which depict the adventures of this celebrated British detective
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

82 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,843 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
Catholic tales and Christian songs by Dorothy L Sayers( )

10 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presumption of death by Jill Paton Walsh( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 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 )

143 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing and absolutely appalling things happen on the way to the gallows when murder meets Lord Peter Wimsey and the delightful working-class sleuth Montague Egg. This sumptuous feast of criminal doings and undoings includes a vintage double identity and a horrid incident of feline assassination that will tease the minds of cat-lovers everywhere. Not to be missed are "The Incredible Elopement of Peter Wimsey" (with a lovely American woman-turned-zombie) and eight more puzzlers penned in inimitable style by the mistress of murder
The man born to be king : a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

115 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf spelen die het leven van Christus op aarde weergeven
Lord Peter views the body by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

162 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this delightful collection of Wimsey exploits, Dorothy L. Sayers reveals a gruesome, grotesque but absolutely bewitching side rarely shown in Lord Peter's full-length adventures. Lord Peter views the body in 12 tantalizing and bizarre ways in this outsanding collection. He deals with such marvels as the man with copper fingers, Uncle Meleager's missing will, the cat in the bag, the foosteps that ran, the stolen stomach, the man without a face ... and with such clues as cyanide, jewels, a roast chicken and a classic crossword puzzle
 
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Thrones, dominations
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Strong poisonGaudy nightWhose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novelClouds of witnessBusman's honeymoon : a love story with detective interruptionsMurder must advertiseThe unpleasantness at the Bellona ClubThe five red herrings : Suspicious characters
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 English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer

Dorothy L. Sayers scrittrice e traduttrice britannica

Dorothy L. Sayersová anglická spisovatelka a překladatelka známá svými detektivními příběhy

Dorothy Leigh Sayers britisk skribent

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

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

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Sayersová, Dorothy L. 1893-1957

Seijersa, Doroteja, 1893-1957

Seijersa, Dorotija, 1893-1957

Seijerse, Doroteja, 1893-1957

Дороти Сейърс

Дороті Лі Сеєрс

Сайерс, Л. Дороти, 1893-1957

Сейерз Д. Л. 1893-1957

Сейерс, Дороти, 1893-1957

Сейерс, Дороти Ли, 1893-1957

Сэйерс Д. 1893-1957

Сэйерс Д. Л. 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дорoти Л 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти

Сэйерс, Дороти, 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти Л 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти Л. (Дороти Ли), 1893-1957

Сэйерс, Дороти Ли

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סירס, דורותי ל.

دوروتی ال. سایرز نویسنده بریتانیایی

دوروثي سايرز

سيرز، داراتى

도르시 L 세이어스

세이어스, 도로시 1893-1957

세이어스, 도로시 L. 1893-1957

세이어즈, 도로디 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.

セイヤーズ, ドロシイ

ドロシー・L・セイヤーズ

桃樂絲·榭爾絲

Languages
English (2,502)

German (415)

Danish (43)

Dutch (38)

French (30)

Spanish (28)

Swedish (19)

Russian (18)

Italian (16)

Czech (13)

Chinese (8)

Finnish (5)

Korean (4)

Polish (3)

Hebrew (2)

Norwegian (2)

Lithuanian (1)

Portuguese (1)