Bibliography - The Dolly Series (Johnson Johnson)

While not having quite as many different editions and publishers as the Lymond Chronicles, the Dollys are further complicated by the different titles under which they were produced and by the fact that they were originally published under Dorothy's maiden name - Halliday. The information below is probably incomplete as there were far fewer copies produced coompared to the historical books and the earlier ones are much rarer. If anyone knows of editions not listed here please get in touch and let me know.

The first titles were produced when Dorothy was still with Cassell. The US editions were initially published in the late 1960s, and the US title changes were made to avoid any possible offense to the then US President's wife - Ladybird Johnson.

They were completely out of print for around 15 years before a small publisher called House of Stratus republished them around 2012. However they now seem to be out of print again.

 

Original UK Title Renamed US title Renamed UK Title
Dolly & the Bird of Paradise   Tropical Issue
Dolly & the Singing Bird Photogenic Soprano Rum Affair
Dolly & the Cookie Bird Murder in the Round Ibiza Surprise
Dolly & the Doctor Bird Match for a Murderer Operation Nassau
Dolly & the Starry Bird Murder in Focus Roman Nights
Dolly & the Nanny Bird   Split Code
  Send a Fax to the Kasbah Moroccan Traffic

 

There were also German editions of the Dollys published by Ullstein Verlag - dates I've seen so far have been 1987 and 1994. They have ridiculously suggestive and inappropriate covers which are quite funny. I have some of these myself which came from Dorothy's house.

Dolly and the Cookie Bird / Murder in the Round / Ibiza Surprise

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Cookie Bird

Cassell - hdbk -1970

Vintage - 1982

Penguin - pbk -1985

Murder in the Round

Houghton Mifflin - hdbk - 1970

Ibiza Surprise

Arrow- pbk - 1993

House of Stratus - pbk - 2012

 


Dolly and the Doctor Bird / Match for a Murderer / Operation Nassau

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Doctor Bird

Cassell - hdbk -1971

Vintage - 1982

Penguin -pbk -1985

Match for a Murderer

Houghton Mifflin - hdbk - 1971

Operation Nassau

Arrow - pbk -1993

House of Stratus - pbk - 2012

 

 

Dolly and the Starry Bird / Murder in Focus / Roman Nights

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Starry Bird

Cassell - hdbk - 1973

Vintage - 1982

Penguin -pbk - 1985

Murder in Focus

Houghton Mifflin - hdbk - 1973

Roman Nights

Arrow - 1993

House of Stratus - 2012

 

 

Dolly and the Nanny Bird / Split Code

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Nanny Bird

Michael Joseph - hdbk - 1976

Sphere - pbk -1978

Knopf - hdbk -1982

Vintage - pbk - 1983

Penguin - pbk -1985

Split Code

Arrow - pbk - 1993

House of Stratus - pbk - 2012

 

 

Dolly and the Singing Bird / The Photogenic Soprano / Rum Affair

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Singing Bird

Cassell - hdbk - 1968

Vintage - 1982

Penguin - pbk - 1984

The Photogenic Soprano

Houghton Mifflin - hdbk - 1968

Rum Affair

Arrow - pbk -1993

House of Stratus - pbk - 2012

 

Dolly and the Bird of Paradise / Tropical Issue

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Dolly and the Bird of Paradise

Michael Joseph - hdbk -1983

Knopf - hdbk - 1984

Penguin - pbk - 1984

Audiobook - Isis -1995

Tropical Issue

Arrow 1993

House of Stratus - 2011

 

 

Send a Fax to the Kasbah / Moroccan Traffic

Current editions

None

Previous editions

Send a Fax to the Kasbah

Harcourt Brace - hdbk - 1992

Moroccan Traffic

Chatto - hdbk -1991

Arrow - pbk -1993

Isis - Audiobook -1994

House of Stratus - pbk- 2012