Johnson Johnson is a series of mystery novels by Scottish novelist Dorothy Dunnett. The protaganist, Johnson Johnson, is a British secret service agent who works as a portrait painter on the side. The “Dolly” refers to Johnson’s yacht, which is a theme of the series. Each book has its own heroine, who is the one narrating the story.

The Johnson Johnson series began in 1983 with Dolly and the Bird of Paradise. Below is a list of Dorothy Dunnett’s Johnson Johnson books in order of publication order as well as in chronological order:

Publication Order of Johnson Johnson Books


Dolly and the Singing Bird(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Cookie Bird(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Doctor Bird(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Starry Bird(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Nanny Bird(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Bird of Paradise(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moroccan Traffic(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Johnson Johnson Books


Dolly and the Bird of Paradise(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Singing Bird(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Cookie Bird(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Doctor Bird(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Starry Bird(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dolly and the Nanny Bird(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moroccan Traffic(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The series was originally written under the pen name Dorothy Halliday. Dolly and the Bird of Paradise was later re-titled Tropical Issue. Dolly and the Singing Bird was re-titled Rum Affair. Dolly and the Cookie Bird was re-titled Ibiza Surprise. Dolly and the Doctor Bird was re-titled Operation Nassau. Dolly and the Starry Bird was re-titled Roman Nights. Dolly and the Nanny Bird was re-titled Split Code. Moroccan Traffic was published in the USA as Send a Fax to the Kasbah.


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