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.