Friday, May 26, 2017

Bony Blithe Award aka The Bloody Words Light Mystery Award

The winner of the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award (aka the Bony Blithe Award), an annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries, was announced tonight. Now in its sixth year, this award is for a “mystery book that makes us smile” and includes everything from laugh-out-loud to gentle humor to good old-fashioned stories with little violence or gore – in short, books that are fun to read.

Elizabeth J. Duncan for Murder on the Hour (St. Martin’s Press)

Elizabeth J. Duncan will receive a cheque for $1,000 plus a colourful plaque.


Cartoon of the Day: Speeding Ticket

2017 Maine Literary Award Nominees: Crime Fiction

The Maine Literary Awards is an annual competition sponsored and coordinated by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Nominations are open to all Maine residents, including seasonal residents. The statewide competition is for published books, as well as drama, short works (either published or unpublished), and student writing. The Award Ceremony will take place on June 1 at the Space Gallery, Portland. 

Book Award for Crime Fiction

Straw Man by Gerry Boyle  
Solo Act by Richard J. Cass  
Led Astray by Kate Flora

To see the nominees in all categories, go HERE. 

HT: BV Lawson, In Reference to Murder