Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, a new annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries announces 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.
The five finalists for the first Bony Blithe are:
Janet Bolin, Dire Threads (Berkley Prime Crime)
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring without Mustard (Doubleday Canada)
Gloria Ferris, Cheat the Hangman (Imajin Books)
Mary Jane Maffini, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder (Berkley Prime Crime)
Phyllis Smallman, Champagne for Buzzards (McArthur & Company)
Bloody Words, Canada’s oldest and largest convention of mystery readers and authors will be awarding the Bony Blithe at the Bloody Words XII Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto on June 2, 2012. The winner will receive a cheque for $1,000 plus a colourful plaque. Tickets for the Banquet are available through the website.
For additional information on Bloody Words and the Bony Blithe: http://www.bloodywords2012.com/
And remember, you too can rub shoulders with these illustrious authors by coming to Bloody Words!
See you there!