The winner of the 2015 Bony Blithe Award
The Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award was presented tonight at The Hot House Restaurant & Bar in Toronto.
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 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2014. 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 CORPSE WITH THE PLATINUM HAIR by Cathy Ace (Touchwood Editions)
Rest of the shortlist:
MANY UNPLEASANT RETURNS by Judith Alguire (Signature Editions)
SEEING THE LIGHT by E.C. Bell (Tyche Books)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD by Janet Bolin (Berkley Prime Crime)
THE RESURRECTION OF MARY MABEL MCTAVISH by Allan Stratton (Dundurn Press)