Books by Mary Wings

SHE CAME TO THE CASTRO by Mary Wings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"What's really noteworthy about Emma's fourth case (She Came by the Book, 1996, etc.), though, is her tough professionalism on the job, and Wings's success in tying high- level social debates about gay rights into the mystery, right down to the blissful final surprise."
Two new jobs are competing for Emma Victor's attention. Read full book review >
SHE CAME BY THE BOOK by Mary Wings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Refreshingly nasty in its riotous view of San Francisco's gay upper crust—though Emma's third (She Came in a Flash, 1989, etc.) presents so many suspects guilty about everything except their sexual preferences that they practically have to take numbers."
California State Representative Howard Blooming was assassinated 20 years ago, but he just won't stay dead. Read full book review >
DIVINE VICTIM by Mary Wings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1993

"But the intercutting of romances gone awry is nicely done and keeps one turning the pages—even when the plot runs into a few potholes."
Another lesbian mystery from Wings (She Came in a Flash, 1989, etc.), this concerning an unnamed narrator, an art historian who's accompanied her lover Marya to Montana to claim Marya's great-aunt Rebecca's estate—including hand-carved statues of female saints, long red hair stuffed into a hat box, a quattrocentro box (stolen), a priceless religious painting (also stolen), and diaries that reveal that Rebecca was, for a time, Sister Roberta Claire and shared a ``particular friendship'' with Sister Theophane. Read full book review >
SHE CAME IN A FLASH by Mary Wings
Released: April 21, 1989

When former Bostonian (now Californian) Emma Victor (She Came too Late) agrees to (1) get ex-druggie punk-rocker Nebraska Storm's signature on a contract guaranteeing her appearance at the Women's Benefit Concert and (2) visit and assess the mental state of Lana Flax, a brilliant physicist who's now a resident groupie at the Divine Vishnu Inspiration Center, she's soon immersed in trouble. Read full book review >