Anne Wingate

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Anne Wingate
Wingate at CONduit 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wingate at CONduit 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born Martha Anne Guice
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Pen name Lee Martin
Martha G. Webb
  • Writer
  • Crime scene investigator (ret.)
Nationality American
Genre mystery, fantasy, romance, mainstream

Anne Wingate, born in 1943, is a mystery, fantasy, and romance writer currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She owns two publishing houses (including one with her husband), and publishes works under her own name as well as the pseudonyms Lee Martin and Martha G. Webb


Wingate was born in 1943 as Martha Anne Guice in Savannah, Georgia,[1][2] She grew up as a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, and is an adult convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[3][4][5] Prior to becoming a writer, she worked as a crime scene investigator.[6][7]

In January 2006, Wingate was brought into the media spotlight because her adopted daughter, Alicia Wingate, was killed along with her boyfriend in a police shootout in Kansas. Her daughter was being sought in connection with the murder of man in Utah. Wingate stated that—on the basis of published information about the crime—she is certain that Alicia would have been quickly exonerated if the case had made it to court.[6][7]


Most of her mysteries are set somewhere within Texas.[3] Her LDS beliefs sometime shows in her works.[3][4][5] Wingate is partner with her husband, Thomas Russell Wingate, in Wingate & Wingate, Writers. She also owns Live Oak House, an e-publishing company. Through Live Oak House, she has published other writers, her own fantasies and romances, and works by some of her children.

In addition to works published under her own name, Wingate writes under the pseudonyms Lee Martin and Martha G. Webb.[1][8][9]



  • Darling Corey's Dead (as Martha G. Webb, 1984), Walker & Company, ISBN 0-8027-5582-8
  • A White Male Running (as Martha G. Webb, 1985), Walker & Company, ISBN 0-8027-5611-5
  • Even Cops' Daughters (as Martha G. Webb, 1986), Walker & Company, ISBN 0-8027-5637-9

Deb Ralston Mystery series[edit]

Follows an LDS detective in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mark Shigata Mystery series[edit]

Set in Bayport, Texas.

Short fiction[edit]




  1. ^ a b c "Anne Wingate". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  2. ^ "Compressed Bio". Wingate & Wingate, Writers. Archived from the original on July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Doherty, Jim (2002-09-04). "RARA-AVIS: Anne Wingate". Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  4. ^ a b Helge S Moulding. "Author Anne Wingate". Helge's Notebook. Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Mormon Mysteries: Mainstream Mystery Novels Featuring Latter-day Saints (Mormons)". Archived from the original on 27 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  6. ^ a b Yi, Sandra (2006-01-26). "Family of Utah Woman Killed in Shootout Speaks". KSL. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  7. ^ a b Ben Winslow and Pat Reavy (2006-01-27). "Double tragedy: 2 Utah families mourn". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  8. ^ a b "Lee Martin". Fantastic Fiction. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  9. ^ a b "Author Information: Anne Wingate". Internet Book List. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  10. ^ Steve Davis and Dr. Rollo K. Newsom. "Scene of the Crime: An Annotated Bibliography". Texas State University–San Marcos. Archived from the original on 25 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 

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