Bloody Words, the Canadian crime-fiction convention, has announced its nominees for a new annual award, the Light Mystery Award. This prize “celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries ... 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.”
Dire Threads, by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime)
A Red Herring without Mustard, by Alan Bradley (Doubleday Canada)
Cheat the Hangman, by Gloria Ferris (Imajin Books)
The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder, by Mary Jane Maffini (Berkley Prime Crime)
Champagne for Buzzards, by Phyllis Smallman (McArthur & Company)
The Bony Blithe will be given at Bloody Words XII Banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, on June 2.
Hat Tip: The Rap Sheet
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