WorldCat Identities

Dunnett, Dorothy

Overview
Works: 142 works in 944 publications in 10 languages and 25,688 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6054.U56, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorothy Dunnett
The game of kings by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

58 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1547 Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegoat nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, possessed of scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him - to redeem his reputation even at the risk of his life
Niccolò rising by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street smart, and adept at the subtleties of diplomacy, the hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the hand of the most powerful woman in the city of Bruges
Queens' play by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Crawford of Lymond finds his life in peril when he becomes caught up in the political intrigues in Scotland during the sixteenth century and comes to the aid of a young Queen Mary, who is being groomed for marriage to the dauphin of France
The spring of the ram by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

35 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in sixteenth-century Europe, young Niccolo travels from Florence to Trebizond on the Black Sea, where the West and the Orient meet and where he finds both opportunity and danger
Race of scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. In 1462, Nicholas is a wealthy 21-year-old. His beloved wife has died. His stepchildren have locked him out of the family business. He and his private army are the target of multiple conspiracies. And both contenders for the throne of Cyprus, the brilliant Queen Carlotta and her charismatic, sexually ambivalent brother James, are demanding his support. Walking a tightrope of intrigue, Dunnett's hero juggles adversaries and allies, from the delectable courtesan Primaflora to the Mameluke commander Tzani-Bey al Ablak, a man of undiluted evil. Masterfully paced, alive with sensual delights, Race of Scorpions confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the grande dame of the genre
Pawn in frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1552, Frances Crawford is searching for his son, who has been hidden somewhere in slavery. While he searches, his enemy waits with an elaborate plan of humiliation and violence
Scales of gold by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas vander Poele, a Renaissance merchant, takes a desperate journey to Africa
King hereafter : a novel by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about Macbeth, King of Scotland, by the author of the "Lymond" series. 11th-century Europe is full of young kings. Macbeth - part-Christian, part-Viking - has the imagination and determination to move himself and his people out of a barbarian past and into flowering nationhood
The disorderly knights by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disorderly Knights takes place in 1551. Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks. But shortly the swordsman and scholar discovers that the greatest threat to the Knights lies within their own ranks, where various factions vie secretly for master
Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Crawford is once again in France leading an army against England, and his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to forces on both sides, as whoever knows the secret of his parentage is in a position to control -- or destroy-- him
The ringed castle by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Crawford leaves Scotland for Muscovy to become an advisor in the court of Ivan the Terrible, but forces at home hope to use him for their own ends
Gemini by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this conclusion to the House of Niccolò series, Nicholas de Fleury reappears in Scotland, "and as the secrets of his birth and heritage come to light, Nicholas has to decide whether he desires to establish a future in Scotland for himself and his family, and a home for his descendants."--Jacket
To lie with lions by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A power conflict between a husband and wife against the background of 15th Century politics. He is Nicholas de Fleury, adventurer and banker to kings, she is Gelis van Borselen, a financier in her own right, and they have been at odds since their wedding night. A tale of intrigue, piracy and kidnaping
Caprice and Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of international intrigue in the 15th century. The hero is Nicholas de Fleury, a banker who becomes an agent for European powers seeking a defense alliance with Persia and Russia against Turkey
The unicorn hunt by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth installment in the saga of Nicholas van der Poele, the Flemish adventurer who rises from obscurity to a position of power in 15th Century Europe. It begins with his bride's wedding night revelation that she is pregnant by his sworn enemy. By the author of Scales of Gold
Send a fax to the Kasbah by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and German and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Helmann travels from the board rooms of London to Morocco to save the Kingsley Conglomerates
Dolly and the bird of paradise by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and German and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigmatic portrait painter Johnson Johnson returns, this time in pursuit of make-up artist Rita Geddes, who is herself on the trail of her mentor's killer
To lie with lions by Dorothy Dunnett( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition for control of their mutual destiny
Dolly and the nanny bird by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder in focus by Dorothy Dunnett( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and German and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dorothy Dunnett britisk skribent

Dorothy Dunnett Brits schrijfster (1923-2001)

Dorothy Dunnett brittisk författare

Dorothy Dunnett schottische Schriftstellerin

Dorothy Dunnett scrittrice scozzese

Dunnet, Dorothy

Dunnett, Dorothy 1923-

Halliday, Dorothy.

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Halliday Dorothy 1923-2001

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Languages
English (448)

Italian (83)

German (29)

French (16)

Spanish (6)

Czech (5)

Turkish (3)

Russian (3)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

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Niccolò risingQueens' playThe spring of the ramRace of scorpionsPawn in frankincenseScales of goldKing hereafter : a novelThe disorderly knights