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- Whose Body?, 1923
- Clouds of Witness, 1926
- Unnatural Death, 1927
- Lord Peter Views the Body, 1928
- The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928
- Strong Poison, 1930
- The Documents in the Case, 1930
- Five Red Herrings, 1931
- Have His Carcase, 1932
- Hangman's Holiday, 1933
- Murder Must Advertise, 1933
- Nine Tailors, 1934
- Gaudy Night, 1935
- Busman's Honeymoon, 1937
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Dorothy L. Sayers
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Dorothy Leigh Sayers: born at Oxford 1893, the only child of the Rev. Henry Sayers, a headmaster. Won a scholarship to Oxford; graduated with first class honours in modern languages. Worked in publishing and advertising.
In 1923 she published her first novel, Whose Body, which introduced Lord Peter Wimsey, her hero for fourteen volumes of novels and short stories. She also wrote four other novels in collaboration and two serial stories for broadcasting.
She married Arthur Fleming in 1926.
After 1936, she gave up crime writing and with her new financial security she turned to other work. She wrote seven plays. The most momentous was The Man Born to be King, written for broadcasting in children's hour at the request of the BBC. Her presentation of Christ's voice speaking modern English raised a storm of protest and revolutionised religious play-writing. Her theology was traditionally Anglican with emphasis on doctrine. The war led her to write Begin Here, followed by The Mind of the Maker, in which she compares the human with the Divine creator. Also numerous articles and essays, translations of Dante and THE SONG OF ROLAND.
She lived in a cottage in Essex and worked right up until her unexpected death from heart failure in 1957.