Quintessential Sayers

Gaudy Night remains—more than fifty-five years after its publication—one of the most unusual mysteries ever written and, to my mind, it is not only the greatest achievement of Dorothy L. Sayers as a mystery writer but also the most personally revealing book she ever wrote.

— Carolyn G. Hart, “Gaudy Night: Quintessential Sayers,” from Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration