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

Works: 1,626 works in 7,763 publications in 18 languages and 118,462 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographies  War fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, tra, Recipient
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 )

95 editions published between 1933 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 3,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

237 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,197 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
Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

232 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,006 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
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

271 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,739 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 )

233 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,735 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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

267 editions published between 1668 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,685 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
Unnatural death (The Dawson pedigree) by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

211 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,506 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
The five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

200 editions published between 1931 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,406 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
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,360 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
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

168 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,358 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 unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

229 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,225 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
Lord Peter; a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers together in one volume all of the tales which depict the adventures of this celebrated British detective
Busman's honeymoon : a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

116 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 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 )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,826 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 Vane, now Lady Peter Winsey, has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamourous RAF pilots and even more glamouous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the night-time lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London. The the village's first air raid practice ends with a very real body on the ground -- and it is not a war casualty. Before long Harriet, with the crucial support of Lord Peter when he returns from intelligence duties abroad, is battling her way to the solution of a complex and dangerous mystery
The mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

74 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 1,687 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 marvelous classic describes the creative process in terms of the arts and shows that literature can cast light on theology and vice verso. During a career in advertising Dorothy L. Sayers supplemented her income by writing. Creator of the character Lord Peter Wimsey, she also wrote religious drama and many works of religious interest and literary criticism. Sayers died in 1957. (Back cover)
The man born to be king : a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

121 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf spelen die het leven van Christus op aarde weergeven
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

38 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 1,598 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
Hangman's holiday by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

146 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,536 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
In the teeth of the evidence by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

135 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fleeting killer's green mustache. A corpse clutching a note with misplaced vowels. A telephone with the unmistakable ring of death. A hopeful heir's dreams of fortune done in when nature beats him to the punch. A playwright's unwatered-down honour that is thicker than blood. In each case, the murder baffles the local authorities. For his Lordship and the spirited salesman-sleuth Montague Egg, a corpse is an intriguing invitation to unravel the postmortem puzzles of fascinating falsehoods, mysterious motives and diabolical demises
Catholic tales and Christian songs by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

10 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 75 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 English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer

Dorothy L. Sayers scrittrice e traduttrice britannica

Dorothy L. Sayersová

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

Sayers, Dorothy

Sayers Dorothy 1893-1957

Sayers, Dorothy L.

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

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh 1893-1957

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

דורותי ל. סיירס סופרת בריטית

دوروتی ال. سایرز نویسنده بریتانیایی

دوروثي سايرز

سيرز، داراتى

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.



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Italian (6)

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Korean (4)

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Gaudy nightStrong poisonWhose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novelClouds of witnessMurder must advertiseUnnatural death (The Dawson pedigree)The five red herrings : Suspicious charactersThrones, dominations