Dorothy L. Sayers is the author of novels, short stories, poetry collections, essays, reviews and translations. Although she was a noted Christian scholar, she is most known for her detective fiction. Born in 1893, she was one of the first women to be awarded a degree from Oxford University. Her first book featuring Lord Peter Wimsey, "Whose Body?, " was published in 1923 and over the next 20 years more novels and short stories about the aristocratic amateur sleuth appeared. Dorothy L. Sayers is recognized as one of the greatest mystery writers of the 20th century.
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Jill Paton Walsh, whose work includes the Booker Prize-nominated novel "Knowledge of Angels,""" took up the mantle of Dorothy L. Sayers with her "New York Times" bestselling completion of the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, "Thrones, Dominations," followed by "A Presumption of Death." She is also the author of three previous Imogen Quy mysteries: "The Wyndham Case, A Piece of Justice "(which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award), and "Debts of Dishonor," In 1996 she received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Socie