Victoria Abbott winner of 2016 Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award

Last Friday, at the Bony Blithe Light Mystery Award Bash, Victoria Abbott was awarded the 2016 Bony Blithe 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 2015 award is open to books published between January 1 and December 31, 2015. 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.

Abbott, who is actually the mother and daughter team of Mary Jane Maffini and daughter Victoria Maffini, won the award for THE MARSH MADNESS.

The rest of the shortlist
UNTIMELY DEATH by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Crooked Lane Books)
WHITE COLANDER by Victoria Hamilton (Berkley Prime Crime)
ENCORE by Alexis Koetting (Five Star)