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

Overview
Works: 1,378 works in 6,790 publications in 24 languages and 116,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Recipient, Bibliographic antecedent
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 )

223 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,988 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 )

284 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 3,253 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?
Gaudy night by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

227 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery writer Harriet Vane attends her Oxford reunion, known as the "Gaudy". But the festivities are haunted by a series of ghastly warnings which threaten murder. Soon Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter Wimsey, find themselves ensnared in a nightmare of terror
Busman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

227 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,887 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 )

214 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,848 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 )

272 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,745 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
Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

267 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,733 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
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

171 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,491 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 )

169 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,472 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 )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,454 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 )

249 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,401 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 )

186 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,359 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 2,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presumption of death by Jill Paton Walsh( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,927 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 mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

70 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her most profound work, Sayers investigates the nature of God and creativity From the first pages of Genesis, it is clear that God and man share one vital trait: the ability to create great works out of nothing. More than any other group, artists feel impelled to create, and this urge brings them closer to God. By contemplating the creative drive of humanity, we can better understand the works of God, and by reading deeply into the tenets of Christianity, we can better understand the creative spirit of man. Dorothy L. Sayers explores the concept of the Holy Trinity within the context of invention: the creative idea, the creative energy, and the creative power. In this searching, wide-ranging treatise, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century shows us what it means to be an artist—and what it takes to make humankind
The man born to be king, a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

116 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twaalf spelen die het leven van Christus op aarde weergeven
Hangman's holiday by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

151 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,718 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. Originally published: London: Gollancz, 1933
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )

45 editions published between 1949 and 1981 in English and held by 1,647 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
The documents in the case by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

148 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,586 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."--Jacket
In the teeth of the evidence by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

124 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All that was left of the garage was a heap of charred and smouldering beams. In the driving seat of the burnt-out car were the remains of a body ...An accident, said the police. An accident, said the widow. She had been warning her husband about the danger of the car for months. Murder, said the famous detective Lord Peter Wimsey - and proceeded to track down the killer
 
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Thrones, dominations
Alternative Names
Dorothy L. Sayers britisk skribent

Dorothy L. Sayers Brits schrijver

Dorothy L. Sayers brittisk frfattare

Dorothy L. Sayers brytyjska pisarka i tłumaczka

Dorothy L. Sayers englische Krimi-Schriftstellerin und bersetzerin

Dorothy L. Sayers scrittrice e traduttrice britannica

Dorothy L. Sayersov

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 Leigh

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh 1893-1957

Sayersov, 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

セイヤーズ, ドロシー・L

ドロシー・L・セイヤーズ

桃樂絲榭爾絲

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Strong poisonGaudy nightBusman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptionsClouds of witnessWhose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novelMurder must advertiseHave his carcaseThe five red herrings : Suspicious characters