Search Results: "Dorothy L. Sayers"


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DOROTHY L. SAYERS by Barbara Reynolds
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Fans of Lord Peter may feel let down. (Thirty b&w photographs)"
Another ``interim report'' on the life (1893-1957) of the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey and reluctant Christian apologist, by a longtime friend, completer of Sayers's translation of Dante and author of The Passionate Intellect: Dorothy L. Sayers' Encounter with Dante (1989- -not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

Best known as the creator of the enduringly popular sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, Sayers gives us glimpses of her life in this selection of vivid and often entertaining correspondence. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 17, 1998

"Followers of Wimsey's sleuthing may not enjoy following Sayers's prolix letters on Christianity."
Lord Peter Wimsey's creator turns her attention—and correspondence—to the Lord Himself. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 21, 1939

"For the drama shelf."
Miss Sayers' second poetic drama written for and presented at the Festival at Canterbury Cathedral. Read full book review >

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THE NINE TAILORS by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 22, 1934

"Dorothy Sayers at her best."
Missing emeralds, unexpected corpses, a cryptogran, erudition, a touch of the macabre, an old church with ringing bells, and Peter Wimsy performing feats of deduction and exercising his freakish humor. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1949

"Miss Sayer's production, however, is adaptable for presentation in Church drama groups and for these it should be most valuable, while for the general public reading it should have a wide appeal."
Dorothy Sayers is widely and favorably known in this country as well as in England as the author of deservedly popular detective novels. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1937

"Excellent slouthing — good entertainment — a book for intelligent readers."
Sure fire — and don't miss the opportunity of selling Dorothy Sayers as straight fiction rather than simply as mystery. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD OMNIBUS OF CRIME by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: June 15, 1935

"Good buy."
A collection of 62 stories projected on the thesis that a mystery writer today has a new set of tools for killing and a new set of tools for investigation. Read full book review >

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THE ZEAL OF THY HOUSE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: Sept. 30, 1937

"One cannot see a wide market, however."
A play first presented at the festival at Canterbury Cathedral and well received. Read full book review >

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GAUDY NIGHT by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 1936

"Chance for a double sale — on fiction and on mystery tables."
We hereby promote Dorothy Sayers from the straight mystery classification, and put her into the category of novel-cum-detection-cum-psychology. Read full book review >