Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was an English author of crime fiction novels, poetry, plays, essays, translations and Christian humanism. Sayers is considered part of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. She is best known for her mystery novels featuring Peter Wimsey, an amateur sleuth. Sayers has influenced many different major authors, including Stieg Larsson and Diana Gabaldon.

Dorothy L. Sayers made her debut as a novelist in 1923 with Whose Body?, the beginning of her Peter Wimsey detective series. Below is a list of Dorothy L. Sayers’ books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Peter Wimsey Books


Whose Body?(1923) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clouds of Witness(1926) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Death(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Peter Views the Body(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strong Poison(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Five Red Herrings(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Have His Carcase(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman's Holiday(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Must Advertise(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nine Tailors(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gaudy Night(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Busman's Honeymoon(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Teeth of the Evidence(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord Peter: The Complete Lord Peter Wimsey Stories(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Striding Folly(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Books


Thrones, Dominations(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Presumption of Death(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Documents in the Case(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Ask a Policeman(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Treasury of Sayers Stories(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Complete Stories(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Plays about God and Man(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks


The Emperor Constantine: A Chronicle(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Plays


The Man Born to Be King(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Mind of the Maker(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unpopular Opinions(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creed or Chaos?(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Further Papers on Dante(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Are Women Human?(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Days of Christ's Coming(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wilkie Collins: A Critical and Biographical Study(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spiritual Writings(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Letters of Dororthy L. Sayers: 1899-1936(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: 1937-1943(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane is co-authored by Jill Patton Walsh. Ask a Policeman is co-authored by Anthony Berkeley and Milward Kennedy.

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