Dorothy Dunnett was a Scottish historical novelist and former portrait painter who exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy.
Dunnett is best known for The Lymond Chronicles, her six part series about Francis Crawford of Lymond. Her eight part prequel, The House of Niccolò, was set during the European Renaissance. She also wrote a series of mystery novels centered on Johnson Johnson, a portrait painter and spy.
Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for services to literature in 1992.