Bloody Words Mini-Con and Bony Blithe Award
Bony Blithe Award Shortlist 2021

Mme Cheryl Freedman sends a long-awaited message to our readers!

Pandemic or no pandemic, Bony Blithe is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Bony Blithe/Bloody Words Light Mystery Award.

So without further ado, here are five books that can deliver you from the distancing doldrums:

Vicki Delany, There’s a Murder Afoot (Crooked Lane Books)

Candas Jane Dorsey, The Adventures of Isabel (ECW Press)

Liz Ireland, Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (Kensington Books)

Thomas King, Obsidian (HarperCollins Canada)

Iona Wishaw, A Match Made for Murder (Touchwood Books)

All these books, BTW, are available as both print and e-books. (And the Mesdames add, do order from your favorite bookstore. They need your support more than ever! We recommend Sleuth of Baker Street.)

And do visit the Bony Blithe Website, where you can smile at the jolly shortlist video produced by Mme Caro Soles.

As we announced in March, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Bloody Words Mini-con/Bony Blithe Award Dinner, originally scheduled for Friday, May 28. However, we will be announcing the 2021 Bony Blithe winner online on May 28 (and yes, there will be another jolly video by Caro about the winner), so watch for an email or check Facebook or the Bony Blithe Website.

We don’t have a date or even a month for postponed 2021 mini-con/award dinner, but we certainly can’t let BB’s 10th birthday pass without a party! So we are looking at holding some kind of event either in the fall or perhaps next spring, and that’s where both the 2020 and 2021 BB winners will receive their award plaque and cheque. Stay tuned.

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