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									Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
A refined author with a talent for wry mysteries spiced with quotations of verse and observations about English society, Dorothy L. Sayers created aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. Though best known for her entertaining crime novels, the lively minded Sayers also wrote plays, poetry and essays on Christianity.

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Dorothy L. Sayers
Also Known As:
Dorothy Leigh Sayers (full name)
Date of Birth:
June 13, 1893
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Date of Death:
December 17, 1957
B.A., Oxford University, 1915; M.A., B.C.L., 1920

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Selected Wimsey

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								The Nine Tailors, Author: 
								Dorothy L. Sayers, Designed by Judith Leeds.

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The Nine Tailors
by Dorothy L. Sayers, Designed by Judith Leeds
In a quiet village in East Anglia, the death of an unknown man calls the famous Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most brilliant cases.
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								Whose Body?, Author: 
								Dorothy L. Sayers.
*  Whose Body? (1923)
*  Clouds of Witness (1925)
*  Strong Poison (1930)
*  Murder Must Advertise (1933)
*  Gaudy Night (1935)
*  Busman's Honeymoon (1937)

*  See the Dorothy L. Sayers chronology

Harriet Vane Appears

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								Strong Poison, Author: 
								Dorothy L. Sayers.

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Strong Poison
by Dorothy L. Sayers
In her fifth novel, Sayers introduced Harriet Vane, a mystery writer who ends up accused of murder. Lord Peter sets out not only to clear her name, but to marry her; the pair appears in three subsequent novels as a crime-solving couple.

*Have His Carcase  by Dorothy L. Sayers
*Gaudy Night  by Dorothy L. Sayers
*Busman's Honeymoon  by Dorothy L. Sayers
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								The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist, Author: 
								Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Reynolds (Editor), P. D. James (Introduction).

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The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist
by Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Reynolds (Editor), P. D. James (Introduction)
Those interested in Sayers' colorful background will want to read this volume of letters spanning the author's childhood and development as a writer -- with a secret birth, work at an ad agency, and marriage along the way. Also, consider her theological writings on Christianity.

*Creed or Chaos?  by Dorothy L. Sayers
*The Mind of the Maker  by Dorothy L. Sayers, Madeleine L'Engle (Introduction)
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