Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Finding the Funny in Felonies

Organizers of Toronto, Canada’s 2021 Bloody Words Mini-con had to cancel that event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the winner of this year’s Bony Blithe/Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is still scheduled to be announced—online—on May 28.

In advance of that event, a shortlist of five contenders for the Bony Blithe has been released, as follows:

There’s a Murder Afoot, by Vicki Delany (Crooked Lane)
The Adventures of Isabel, by Candas Jane Dorsey (ECW Press)
Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings, by Liz Ireland (Kensington)
Obsidian, by Thomas King (HarperCollins Canada)
A Match Made for Murder, by Iona Wishaw (Touchwood Editions)

The Bony Blithe is intended to “celebrate traditional, feel-good mysteries” that can bring a smile to judges’ faces. This year apparently marks the 10th year of the prize’s presentation. Check the Bloody Words Web site or its Facebook page for updates.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

1 comment:

HonoluLou said...

So it's "Bone" Voyage to yet another live mystery event! (sorry :)