There will apparently be no Bloody Words mystery conference held this year in Toronto, Canada. However, there will still be a presentation of the second annual Bony Blithe Awards, celebrating traditional, feel-good mysteries. Winners will receive their prizes during a gala celebration in Toronto on May 29. Here’s the short list of contestants.
• Threaded for Trouble, by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime)
• Food for the Gods, by Karen Dudley (Ravenstone)
• A Small Hill to Die On, by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Minotaur)
• A Private Man, by Chris Laing (Seraphim)
• Blood, Bath & Beyond, by Michelle Rowen (NAL Obsidian)
• The Mastersinger from Minsk, by Morley Torgov (Dundurn)
Watch a short video introduction to these books here.
The next Bloody Words convention is already set for June 6-18, 2014, in Toronto, with the 2015 event taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.