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A Treasury of Sayers Stories

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957)

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Title:A Treasury of Sayers Stories
Sayers, Dorothy L.   
(18 of 23 for author by title)
Unnatural Death
Strong Poison
Published:   1958
Publisher:Victor Gollancz
Tags:fiction, Lord Peter Wimsey (Fictional character), mystery, short stories


The Image in the Mirror

The Incredible Elopement of Lord Peter Wimsey

The Queen's Square

The Necklace of Pearls


The Poisoned Dow '08

Sleuths on the Scent

Murder in the Morning

One Too Many

Murder at Pentecost



The Man Who Knew How

The Fountain Plays


The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers

The Entertaining Episode of the Article in Question

The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will

The Fantastic Horror of the Cat in the Bag

The Unprincipled Affair of the Practical Joker

The Undignified Melodrama of the Bone of Contention

The Vindictive Story of the Footsteps that Ran

The Bibulous Business of a Matter of Taste

The Learned Adventure of the Dragon's Head

The Piscatorial Farce of the Stolen Stomach

The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face

The Adventurous Exploit of the Cave of Ali Baba [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Sayers, Dorothy L.

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Dorothy Leigh Sayers (13 June 1893-17 December 1957) who preferred to be referred to as Dorothy L Sayers, was a renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. 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, that 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.

In 1912, she won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, and studied modern languages and medieval literature. She finished with first-class honours in 1915. Although women could not be awarded degrees at that time, Sayers was among the first to receive a degree when the position changed a few years later, and in 1920 she graduated as a MA. Her experience of Oxford academic life eventually inspired her penultimate Peter Wimsey novel, Gaudy Night.--Wikipedia.

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