Murder Is Nothing to Have Fun With…Or Is It?

Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award Announces Finalists!

Bloody Words 2014

(Toronto, ON) April 17, 2014 – 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.

The judges came up with five books for this year’s shortlist.
The five finalists for the 2014 Bony Blithe Award are:

Finalist 1 … Gold Web by Vicki Delany (Dundurn)
Finalist 2… Framed for Murder by Cathy Spencer (Comely Press)
Finalist 3… Thread and Buried by Janet Bolin (Berkely Prime Crime)
Finalist 4… Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By by Elizabeth Duncan (Minotaur)
Finalist 5…Miss Montreal by Howard Shrier (Vintage)

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 winner will receive a cheque for $1,000 plus a colourful plaque.

For additional information on this year’s award, contact: Joan O’Callaghan, 416-733-8574, or email .

To register for the Bloody Words Mystery Conference (June 6 – 8), visit Bloody Words 2014 Registration.

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