Dorothy L Sayers

Dorothy L Sayers

Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford, England on June 13th, 1893 and passed away at the age of 64 on December 17th, 1957.

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Dorothy L Sayers Stats: The highest rated book by Dorothy L Sayers on Book Notification is Lord Peter Views the Body, the 4th novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. The second-highest rated book is Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey #2).

The most read book by Dorothy L Sayers on Book Notification is Whose Body?, the first novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. The second most read book is Clouds of Witness (Lord Peter Wimsey #2).

Below is a complete list of Dorothy L Sayers books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Dorothy L Sayers is the Lord Peter Wimsey Series.

List of Lord Peter Wimsey Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
6.8
Whose Body?
1923
2
9
Clouds of Witness
1926
3
8.5
Unnatural Death
1927
4
9.5
Lord Peter Views the Body
1928
5
7.7
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club
1928
6
8
Strong Poison
1930
7
8.3
Five Red Herrings
1931
8
9
Have His Carcase
1932
9
8.7
Hangman's Holiday
1933
10
7.7
Murder Must Advertise
1933
11
8
The Nine Tailors
1934
12
8
Gaudy Night
1935
13
7.7
Busman's Honeymoon
1937
14
8
In the Teeth of the Evidence
1939
15
9
Striding Folly
1973

List of Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane Books in Publication Order (with Jill Paton Walsh)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Chapbooks in Publication Order

List of Standalone Plays in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Mind of the Maker
1941
2
Unpopular Opinions
1946
3
Creed or Chaos?
1947
4
Further Papers on Dante (With: Barbara Reynolds)
Further Papers on Dante (With: Barbara Reynolds)
1957
5
Are Women Human?
1959
6
The Days of Christ's Coming
1960
7
Wilkie Collins a Critical and Biographical Study
1977
8
The Whimsical Christian
1987
9
Spiritual Writings
1993
10
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936
1996
11
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 2, 1937-1943
1998
12
The letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 3, 1944-1950
1999
13
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1951-1957
2000
14
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: Child and Woman of Her Time
2002

List of Dorothy L Sayers Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror
1931
2
The Floating Admiral
1931
3
Ask a Policeman
1933
4
More Anatomy of Murder
1936
5
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction
1948
6
Human And Inhuman Stories
1963
7
Nine Detective Stories
1964
8
The Scoop and Behind the Screen
1983
9
Double Death
1985
10
English Country House Murders
1988
11
Crime Never Pays
2001
12
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told
2002
13
Murder On The Railways
2003
14
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
15
The Philosophy of Sherlock Holmes
2012
16
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays
2019
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Dorothy L Sayers: Biography

Dorothy L Sayers (Dorothy Leigh Sayers) was born on June 13th, 1893. Dorothy L passed away December 17th, 1957 at 64 years old. Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford, England.

Dorothy L Sayers was the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey series which consists of 15 novels. The Lord Peter Wimsey series started in 1923 with the novel Whose Body?. The most recently released novel in the Lord Peter Wimsey series was Striding Folly which was released in 1973. There are no upcoming novels for the Lord Peter Wimsey series.

Dorothy L Sayers (Dorothy Leigh Sayers) also wrote the Non-Fiction Books series which has 14 books including The Mind of the Maker and Unpopular Opinions.

Dorothy L. Sayers has been on Japan's Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list once. In 2002, her novel Gaudy Night was ranked #9 on the international list.

Dorothy L. Sayers has made one appearance on Japan's Honkaku Mystery Best 10 international list. In 2002, her book Gaudy Night tied for 3rd place with Top Storey Murder by Anthony Berkeley.

Dorothy L Sayers: Awards & Accolades

Dorothy L Sayers won the Nero Award, Archie Goodwin Award, in 2007.

Dorothy L Sayers books have been nominated for multiple awards, Gaudy Night was nominated for the Anthony Award, Best Mystery of the Century, in 2000. The Late Scholar was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Historical Dagger Award, in 2014.

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The most common authors followed by users who also follow Dorothy L Sayers are:

  1. Louise Penny, author of the Inspector Gamache Series.
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  3. Agatha Christie, author of the novel: And Then There Were None / Ten Little Indians.
  4. Anthony Horowitz, author of the Susan Ryeland Series.
  5. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.

Dorothy L Sayers: F.A.Q

When was Dorothy L Sayers Born?

Dorothy L Sayers was born on June 13th, 1893.

When did Dorothy L Sayers die?

Dorothy L Sayers died on December 17th, 1957 at 64 years old.

Where was Dorothy L Sayers Born?

Dorothy L Sayers was born in Oxford, England.

What awards has Dorothy L Sayers won?

Dorothy L Sayers has won the following awards: Archie Goodwin Award at the Nero Award (2007).

What was the first book Dorothy L Sayers wrote?

The first novel written by Dorothy L Sayers was Whose Body?, published in 1923.

What was the most recent book Dorothy L Sayers wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Late Scholar on December 5th, 2013.

How many books has Dorothy L Sayers written?

Dorothy L Sayers has written 41 books. 15 books in the Lord Peter Wimsey Series, 4 books in the Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 2 Short Stories/Novellas, 3 books in the Short Story Collections, 1 book in the Chapbooks, 1 book in the Play, 14 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I took a class that wanted me to dissect Dante’s Divine Comedy. It was fortunate that I wasn’t particularly invested in the class because Dante’s Divine Comedy was painfully dull. When I finally abandoned the course, the only thing that went with me was my new appreciation for Dorothy L. Sayers.

    I came across her name while researching the Divine Comedy. While her translation of the poem did nothing for me, she deserves to be commended for her mystery novels.

    Lord Peter Wimsey has jumped to the top of my list of favorite fictional detectives. But even if he wasn’t in the picture, I would still read Dorothy’s stories because I can’t get enough of her funny but dated phrases.

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