Crime writer P.D. James unveiled an English Heritage blue plaque Monday at the former home of another famous writer of detective fiction — Dorothy Sayers.
Sayers, who wrote 44 novels and short stories, lived in Bloomsbury, an area of London with strong literary connections, between 1921 and 1929. She died in 1957 at 64.
"She was a great English eccentric, very pugnacious," said Barbara Reynolds, Sayers' biographer. "She loved a battle or an argument and was wonderfully spirited." Reynolds said that Sayers' first three novels were written at the house in Bloomsbury, where she also created her most famous character — Lord Peter Wimsey.
There are almost 800 blue plaques in London to honor people of accomplishment.