Books: Inspired Wimsey

DOROTHY L. SAYERS, A LITERARY BIOGRAPHY by Ralph E. Hone Kent State University; 217 pages; $15

AS HER WHIMSEY TOOK HER Edited by Margaret P. Hannay Kent State University; 301 pages; $15

"I had often heard people say that Dorothy Sayers wrote well," remarked Edmund Wilson in "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?" "But, really, she does not write very well: it is simply that she is more consciously literary than most of the other detective story writers . . ." Despite Wilson's judgment, Sayers and Lord Peter Wimsey, her witty sleuth,...

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