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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Wings  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Mary Wings on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Wings was born and raised in Chicago. She studied at Shimer College when it was in Mount Carroll.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Wings is an author, artist and musician. She is best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. Born Mary Geller, she adopted the name, Mary Wings, in 1972. In 1973, Wings made history by releasing ''Come Out Comix'', the first lesbian underground comic book. Wings has also contributed to two anthologies, ''Murder for Mother'' and ''Vengeance is Hers''. She currently lives in San Francisco, California.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Divine victim /
ISBN: 0452272106. OCLC Number:

Dutton,. New York :. ©1992.

"The nameless narrator of the mesmerizing tale and her lover, Marya, have left their cozy life together in San Francisco for the wilds of Montana. Marya's Aunt Rebecca has died, leaving Marya five million dollars on the condition that Marya live in her house for a year. But the house is both remote and unwelcoming -- it's stuffed with icons of the Blessed Virgin, ceramic images of female saints, and hidden relics like an ancient nun's habit, a shining tangle of red-gold human hair, and a blood-spattered wedding dress. What drama has been played out in the house? And what is its legacy? Our narrator is determined to find out." -- Publisher's description.

She came too late /
ISBN: 0704339951. OCLC Number:

Women's Press,. London :. 1986.

Don Aslett's stain-buster's bible :
ISBN: 0452263840. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books USA Inc.,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. ©1990.

She came by the book /
ISBN: 0425151441. OCLC Number:

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In San Francisco, the opening of a lesbian and gay archive is interrupted by the poisoning of its lady director. Suspects include a lesbian writer who hated the director for trying to steal her partner. PI Emma Victor investigates.

She came to the Castro /
ISBN: 042515629X. OCLC Number:

Berkley Prime Crime,. New York :. 1997.

Lesbian PI Emma Victor of San Francisco is hired to retrieve a compromising video tape of a mayoral candidate. The assignment deteriorates into a gunfight, the blackmailer killed, money and video tape gone. But Emma will recoup. By the author of She Came by the Book.

She came in drag /
ISBN: 0425169359. OCLC Number:

Berkley Prime Crime,. New York :. 1999.


Divine Victim

  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery, 1993

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