Thursday, April 28, 2011

Favorite Author: Dorothy L. Sayers

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 – 1957) was a renowned English author, best known for her series of mysteries featuring amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. She also wrote plays, essays, and poetry and translated classic works, including Dante's Divine Comedy

I am reading her LPW series and enjoying it very much.  Wimsey has a lot of Bertie Wooster in him and Sayers can be very funny.  I don't have plans to read her other books, but I do plan to read all the Wimsey books.

Those I have read are in red.  Those on my TBR shelf are in blue.

Whose Body? (1923)

Clouds of Witness (1926) (reviewed here)

Unnatural Death (1927).

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1928) (reviewed here)

Lord Peter Views the Body (1928) (short stories)

Strong Poison (1930)

Five Red Herrings (1931)

Have His Carcase (1932)

Hangman's Holiday (1933) (short stories, 4 with Lord Peter)

Murder Must Advertise (1933)

The Nine Tailors (1934)

Gaudy Night (1935)

Busman's Honeymoon (1937)

In the Teeth of the Evidence (1939) (short stories, only 2 or 3 with Lord Peter)

Striding Folly (1972) (short stories)


If anyone else is working on Sayer's Lord Peter Wimsey series and would like related posts listed here, please leave a comment with a link and I will make a list.

Last updated on February 17, 2015.


  1. You haven't read the best of the Sayers books yet which are: Strong Poison, Have His Carcasse and Gaudy Night (in that order). Strong Poison is where he first meets Harriet Vane. Loads of fun. I reread them recently after giving birth. In fact, they were somehow the only books I could and wanted to read. Comfort reading at its best!

  2. You HAVE to read Murder Must Advertise!

  3. I read the first book Whose Body? and then Strong Poison and Gaudy Night. Even though I enjoyed them, I stopped. I found The_Top_100_Crime_Novels_of_All_Time (wikipedia) and started going through the list starting with Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time. I would just like to add I love Sherlock Holmes books.


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