Shortlist announced to 2014 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award is an annual juried literary prize, presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference for a “book that makes us smile.” The book can be a print or an e-book, submitted by the publisher or the author, published in the previous year. The 2012 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Self-published books are included. All novels must be a minimum of 60,000 words. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. No YA or noir.

The judges came up with five books for this year’s shortlist:

GOLD WED by Vicki Delany (Dundurn)
FRAMED FOR MURDER by Cathy Spencer (Comely Press)
THREAD AND BURIED by Janet Bolin (Berkely Prime Crime)
NEVER LAUGHT AS A HEARSE GOES BY by Elizabeth Duncan (Minotaur)
MISS MONTREAL by Howard Shrier (Vintage)

The award will be presented at the Bloody Words Mystery Conference gala banquet on Saturday, June 7, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto.

The winner will receive a cheque for $1000 plus a colourful plaque.