Dorothy L Sayers

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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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Is anybody there? The creepiest seance stories to read this Halloween
Agatha Christie, Sarah Waters and AS Byatt flesh out our pick of stories to make your skin crawl at the spookiest time of the year

Moira Redmond

31, Oct, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Is arsenic eating a clever poisoning plot device or recipe for disaster?
The plot of Dorothy L Sayers’s crime classic Strong Poison hinges on whether it’s possible to build immunity to poison with regular doses. Could it work?

Kathryn Harkup

29, Feb, 2016 @7:30 AM

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Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers – a weighty novel that still thrills
This is a mystery that encompasses large questions of life and love – and your verdict on the case will swing my judgment of you

Sarah Crown

06, Jan, 2016 @10:15 AM

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