Dorothy L Sayers

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Crossword book club: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers
A classic whodunnit with a crosswordy code is our latest reading suggestion for those who relish puzzles

Alan Connor

17, Oct, 2022 @10:39 AM

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Love All review – Dorothy L Sayers’s battle-of-the-sexes comedy lacks bite
A bestselling romance writer leaves his wife for a glamorous new partner in this 1940 play whose gender politics feel toothless now

Arifa Akbar

21, Sep, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Top 10 cosy crime novels | SJ Bennett
From Agatha Christie to Richard Osman, these books are not without seriousness but they are all set in warm and human worlds we might prefer to our own

SJ Bennett

15, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Deeper truth behind opera’s swan songs | Brief letters
Brief letters: Terminal lucidity | Crime fiction | Clothes | Weather page | Yorkshire’s west coast


25, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Tunnel visions and the romance of the railways in Scotland | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Ian Jack on proposals for a rail tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland and a long-lost railway line


22, Feb, 2021 @5:33 PM

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'No Divine Revelation, Feminine Intuition or Mumbo Jumbo': Dorothy L Sayers and the Detection Club
Sayers, creator of the detective Lord Peter Wimsey, was a founding member of the Detection Club, a secret society for crime writers founded in 1930, and still going today

Francesca Wade

04, Feb, 2020 @2:05 PM

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Mutual Admiration Society by Mo Moulton review – the pioneering club of Dorothy L Sayers
A famous crime novelist, an am-dram star and ‘the Moss Side tigress’ in a tribute to female friendship

Charlotte Higgins

21, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Glyn Houston obituary
Actor who often played soldiers, sailors and police officers in popular films and television drama series

Anthony Hayward

08, Jul, 2019 @11:38 AM

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Money in the Morgue by Ngaio Marsh and Stella Duffy review – Inspector Alleyn returns
This skilfully completed ‘continuation novel’, set in a New Zealand hospital, is an exquisite reminder of the brilliance of Marsh’s London detective

Sophie Hannah

23, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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How Chilean arsenic eaters vindicated a classic work of crime fiction
I thought Dorothy L Sayers’ 1930 novel Strong Poison wouldn’t stand up to modern science – but modern genetic research has just proved me wrong

Kathryn Harkup

09, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 slangy crime novels
As well as masterful exercises in suspense and social realism, the best fiction in this genre is also a rich repository of slang. And that’s no Archbishop Laud

Max Décharné

28, Dec, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Dining with death: crime fiction’s long affair with food
From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Maigret, fictional detectives often have healthy appetites, while ‘culinary cozy’ combines murders with recipes. Why do crime writers have a taste for food?

Miranda Carter

05, Nov, 2016 @12:00 PM

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