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 […]


Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) was a Scottish novelist of historical fiction and mystery novels. She is best known for her Lymond Chronicles books and its prequel, The House of Niccolo. Aside from her historical novels, Dunnett also wrote the Johnson Johnson mystery series. Outside of series, she wrote King Hereafter, about the real Macbeth.