Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery writer, born 1893

Dorothy Leigh Sayers, born June 13, 1893, is probably best know for her mystery series featuring aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.  She began her professional career as a copywriter at S. H. Benson's advertising agency which was the largest in England at the time.  She collaborated with an artist, John Gilroy, on Guiness' Zoo campaign, for which she was quite successful.  It was at her advertising agency where she started getting the ideas for a mystery series.

Lord Peter Wimsey's first adventure Whose Body? was published in 1923 and became a successful serires with 11 novels 2 sets of short stories.

Sayers passed away December 17, 1957 from a coronary thrombosis.

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