The genius Dorothy L. Sayers as a young woman. http://www.openroadmedia.com/dorothy-l-sayers

The genius Dorothy L. Sayers as a young woman. http://www.openroadmedia.com/dorothy-l-sayers

read: everything Sayers has ever written. Ahem, please excuse those hysterical italics. Her Lord Peter Wimsey novels, of which Gaudy Night is one, are particularly wonderful, not least for Harriet Vane, everyone’s favorite ass-kicking mystery novelist, nor for its double duty as a philosophical novel. “How fleeting are all human passions compared to the massive continuity of ducks.”

50 Essential Mystery Novels That Everyone Should Read

read: everything Sayers has ever written. Ahem, please excuse those hysterical italics. Her Lord Peter Wimsey novels, of which Gaudy Night is one, are particularly wonderful, not least for Harriet Vane, everyone’s favorite ass-kicking mystery novelist, nor for its double duty as a philosophical novel. “How fleeting are all human passions compared to the massive continuity of ducks.”

Dorothy Sayers--one of my favorite authors. I loved the Peter Whimsy series on PBS' Mystery and read all her novels.

The Women of the London Detection Club of the 1930s: Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Company

Dorothy Sayers--one of my favorite authors. I loved the Peter Whimsy series on PBS' Mystery and read all her novels.

Dorothy Sayers' essay "The Lost Tools of Learning" helped fuel the classical education movement

Dorothy Sayers' essay "The Lost Tools of Learning" helped fuel the classical education movement

"Suspicious Characters" (the renamed version of "Five Red Herrings") by Dorothy L. Sayers. Presumably, this shows the death of the painter Campbell, which opens the book.

"Suspicious Characters" (the renamed version of "Five Red Herrings") by Dorothy L. Sayers. Presumably, this shows the death of the painter Campbell, which opens the book.

Cover of Are Women Human?, which contains two of Sayers' feminist essays

Cover of Are Women Human?, which contains two of Sayers' feminist essays

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