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Dorothy L. Sayers

English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer

1893   -   1957

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English, French, Italian, Latin
educated at: Somerville College, Godolphin School
occupation: writer, translator, novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, copywriter, editor, short story writer, philologist
position held: chairperson
influenced by: Dante Alighieri, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Traherne, William Wordsworth, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ronald Knox

Dorothy Leigh Sayers (; 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was an English crime writer and poet. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism, and essays.
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works

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Lord Peter Views the Body

collection of short stories about Lord Peter Wimsey by Dorothy L. Sayers

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

The Nine Tailors

1934 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

1934

Hangman's Holiday

collection of short stories

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Have His Carcase

1932 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

1932

In the Teeth of the Evidence

short story collection by Dorothy L. Sayers

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Gaudy Night

1935 mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers

author: Dorothy L. Sayers

1935

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