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

Overview
Works: 2,085 works in 8,318 publications in 18 languages and 119,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Drama  Romances  Biographies  War fiction  History  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator, Recipient
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Dorothy L Sayers
 
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Most widely held works by Dorothy L Sayers
Strong poison by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

230 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 3,226 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
Gaudy night by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

213 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,107 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
Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

208 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,944 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
Whose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

240 editions published between 1923 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 2,873 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
The five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

193 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,548 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
The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

199 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 2,428 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
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,332 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 nine tailors : changes rung on an old theme in two short touches and two full peals by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

44 editions published between 1934 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,301 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
Have his carcase by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

118 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,290 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 mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

73 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder must advertise by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

73 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,022 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
Busman's honeymoon : a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

106 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 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
Catholic tales and Christian songs by Dorothy L Sayers( )

10 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 1,857 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 1,806 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 man born to be king : a play-cycle on the life of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

105 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

121 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,566 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 documents in the case by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

113 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grotesquely grinning corpse in the Devonshire shack was a man who died horribly -- with a dish of mushrooms at his side.His body contained enough death-dealing muscarine to kill 30 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. Show more Show less
The nine tailors by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )

94 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the parish church bells toll out the death of an unknown man, Lord Peter investigates the sinister affair
The song of Roland by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

44 editions published between 1904 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors
 
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Gaudy nightClouds of witnessWhose body? A Lord Peter Wimsey novelThe five red herrings : Suspicious charactersThe unpleasantness at the Bellona ClubThrones, dominationsThe nine tailors : changes rung on an old theme in two short touches and two full pealsHave his carcase
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

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

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

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