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

Overview
Works: 1,382 works in 6,037 publications in 18 languages and 94,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Romances  Records and correspondence  Radio plays  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, tra, Recipient
Classifications: PR6037.A95, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Dorothy L Sayers
Publications by Dorothy L Sayers
Publications by Dorothy L Sayers, published posthumously.
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 )
196 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,953 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 )
223 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,135 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
Gaudy night by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
149 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,065 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
Clouds of witness : and the unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
187 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,037 libraries worldwide
Clouds of witness: Rustic old Riddlesdale Lodge was a Wimsey family retreat filled with country pleasures and the thrill of the hunt --- until the game turned up human and quite dead. He lay among the chrysanthemums, wore slippers and a dinner jacket and was Lord Peter's brother-in-law-to-be. His accused murderer was Wimsey's own elder brother, and if murder set all in the family wasn't enough to boggle the unflappable Lord Wimsey, perhaps a few twists of fate would be --- a mysterious vanishing midnight letter from Egypt ... a grieving fiancee (Lord Peter's sister!) with suitcase in hand ... and a bullet destined for one very special Wimsey ... /The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club: Ninety-year-old General Fendman was definitely dead, but no one knew exactly when he had died --- and the time of death was the determining factor in a half-million-pound inheritance. Lord Peter Wimsey would need every bit of his amazing skills to unravel the mysteries of why the General's lapel was without a red poppy on Armistice Day, how the club's telephone was fixed without a repairman, and, most puzzling of all, why the great man's knee swung freely when the rest of him was stiff with rigor mortis
Clouds of witness by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
192 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,744 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 )
230 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,692 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 )
161 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,585 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
Lord Peter : a collection of all the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,500 libraries worldwide
Gathers together in one volume all of the tales which depict the adventures of this celebrated British detective
Thrones, dominations by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,448 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 five red herrings : Suspicious characters by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
147 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,401 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
Busman's honeymoon; a love story with detective interruptions by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
102 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,215 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 )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,935 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 )
153 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,710 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 )
71 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,693 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 artist⁰́₄and 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 )
110 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
Twaalf spelen die het leven van Christus op aarde weergeven
The comedy of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine by Dante Alighieri( Book )
30 editions published between 1955 and 1981 in English and held by 1,607 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
In the teeth of the evidence by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
97 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Seventeen mystery stories deal with an enigmatic note, seven milk bottles, a fire, an apparent suicide, a secret grave, and an unexpected confession
The song of Roland by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
46 editions published between 1904 and 1987 in English and held by 1,350 libraries worldwide
Presents the classical epic, glorifying the heroism of Charlemagne in the 778 battle between the Franks and the Moors. Bibliogs
Whose body? : a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers( Sound Recording )
68 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 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
Catholic tales and Christian songs by Dorothy L Sayers( Book )
10 editions published between 1918 and 2008 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
 
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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
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, 1893-1957
Сэйерс, Дороти Л 1893-1957
Сэйерс, Дороти Л. (Дороти Ли), 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
桃樂絲·榭爾絲
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German (323)
French (35)
Swedish (30)
Danish (27)
Spanish (23)
Dutch (19)
Italian (11)
Chinese (10)
Russian (8)
Finnish (4)
Czech (3)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Lithuanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Portuguese (1)
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