A Small Hill to Die On (Minotaur), by Toronto resident Elizabeth J. Duncan, was named tonight as the winner of the 2013 Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, aka the Bony Blithe. This was the second year in which Canada’s Bloody Words Mystery Conference has presented that prize, which celebrates “traditional, feel-good mysteries.”
Duncan’s novel was vying for the Bony Blithe against five other books: Threaded for Trouble, by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime); Food for the Gods, by Karen Dudley (Ravenstone); A Private Man, by Chris Laing (Seraphim); Blood, Bath & Beyond, by Michelle Rowen (NAL Obsidian); and The Mastersinger
from Minsk, by Morley Torgov (Dundurn).
The next Bloody Words convention is set for June 6-18, 2014, in Toronto,
with the 2015 event taking place in
Halifax, Nova Scotia.