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Mary Wings

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

  • '''''Divine Victim'''''
  • -- Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery, 1993

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Mary Wings on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Divine victim /
ISBN: 0452272106 OCLC: 26975681

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.

Don Aslett's stain-buster's bible :
ISBN: 0452263840 OCLC: 20824900

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

She came by the book /
ISBN: 0425151441 OCLC: 32665113

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 in drag
ISBN: 1872642683 OCLC: 51780942

Silver Moon, London : 2000.

She came in drag /
ISBN: 0425169359 OCLC: 41412612

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1999.

She came to the Castro
ISBN: 0425162222 OCLC: 38468039

Berkley Prime Crime, New York : 1998, ©1997.

She came to the Castro /
ISBN: 042515629X OCLC: 35049661

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 too late /
ISBN: 0704339951 OCLC: 13094878

Women's Press, London : 1986.

She came too late :
ISBN: 1555835473 OCLC: 43063261

Alyson Books, Los Angeles : 2000.

  Sie kam gestochen scharf
ISBN: 3886195856 OCLC: 75828168

Argument-Verl. Berlin 1996