- Category : Writers-Detective-Mystery
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Confrontation 1
English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, that remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante's Divine Comedy to be her best work. She is also known for her plays, literary criticism and essays.
Ensconsed in the cosmpolitan London of the roaring twenties, she entered into a unhappy affair with the Russian emigre Imagist poet John Cournos who moved in literary circles with Ezra Pound and his contemporaries.
On 3 January 1924, at the age of 30, Sayers secretly gave birth to an illegitimate son, John Anthony who was cared for as a child by her aunt and cousin, Amy and Ivy Amy Shrimpton, and passed off as her nephew to friends. Two years later, after publishing her first two detective novels, Sayers married Captain Oswald Atherton "Mac" Fleming, a Scottish journalist whose professional name was "Atherton Fleming." The wedding took place on 8 April 1926. Fleming was divorced with two children.
Sayers died suddenly of a coronary thrombosis on 17 December 1957, aged 64. Upon her death it was revealed that her nephew, John Anthony, was her son; he was the sole beneficiary under his mother's will. He died on 26 November 1984 at age 60, in Miami Beach, Florida.