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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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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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HANGMAN'S HOLIDAY by Dorothy L. Sayers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1933

Detection at its neatest in a group of short stories, in which the familiar figure of Peter Wimsey, and a newcomer, Montague Egg, play their parts. Read full book review >

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THE MIND OF THE MAKER by Dorothy L. Sayers
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1941

"A book for thoughtful readers and students."
Abstruse, often paradoxical, but remarkable in many ways is this volume which analyses the metaphor of God as a Creator, using as concrete examples men and women in the field of creative activity, ranging from Shakespeare to Joyce. Read full book review >

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BEGIN HERE by Dorothy L. Sayers
Released: May 1, 1941

"However, Dorothy Sayers' name, in this connection, may arouse some curiosity as to what she has to contribute."
It seems to me it is almost too bad this book is being published, at this time and in this form. Read full book review >

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A PRESUMPTION OF DEATH by Jill Paton Walsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Though the mystery is gossamer-thin, Paton Walsh (Thrones, Dominations, 1998, etc.) provides another Greatest Hits of Wimseydom, complete with family news, an allusive cipher, a dozen deathless village types, and, eventually, the return of Lord Peter to hearth, home, and homicide."
In a series of letters to the Spectator over the winter of 1940, Sayers presented members of Lord Peter Wimsey's family discussing such morale-building issues as rationing and leadership. 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 >

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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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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: 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 >