Mabel Maney


Mabel Maney is the author of the three books in the Nancy Clue series: The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse, The Case of the Good-for-Nothing Girlfriend, and A Ghost in the Closet. She is also the author of two parodies featuring Jane Bond (James’s lesbian twin sister): Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy and The Girl with the Golden Bouffant. She lives in San Francisco.

The Case of the Good-For-Nothing Girlfriend

“America’s two greatest girl detectives as lovers? Could anything in the history of pop culture be more irreverent?” — New York Newsday

“Maney flawlessly lampoons the torpid style of both children’s books and lesbian mysteries where similarly nothing happens without at least three changes of clothing and a good, hot meal.” — SF Weekly

“This is good satire, done with love and nostalgia.… It’s what we’ve been waiting for: Nancy goes butch. We always knew she was.” — Lambda Book Report