Bony Blithe 2014

Bony Blithe, skeleton dancing

Murder Is Nothing to Have Fun With…Or Is It?
Light Mystery Award Announces Finalists

The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, an annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries has announced this year’s finalists. The award – aka the Bony Blithe – is for a “book that makes us smile,” which includes everything from laugh-out-loud to gentle humour to good old-fashioned stories with little violence or gore.

Congratulations to our five finalists for the 2014 Bony Blithe Award:

Janet Bolin, Thread and Buried (Berkley Prime Crime)
Vicki Delany, Gold Web (Dundurn)
Elizabeth Duncan, Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By (Minotaur)
Howard Shrier, Miss Montreal (Vintage Canada)
Cathy Spencer, Framed for Murder (Comely Press)

The award will be presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference gala banquet on Saturday, June 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto. The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. For banquet tickets ($95 each), contact Karin Hill, the Bloody Words registrar.

The winner will receive a cheque for $1,000 plus a colourful plaque. If you are registered for the Bloody Words conference, the banquet is included in your registration fee.

Thank you to all the publishers and authors who submitted their books for this year’s contest. May there be many smiles in your future.