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Want to get a feel for Liz’s book? Check out the video above to see the jolly winning-book video produced by Caro Soles.

Are you tired yet of the coronavirus doom-and-gloom dominating the news at every turn? How about something to feel good about, something to celebrate Bony Blithe is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, a literary award for books that make us smile.

Murder in Midtown cover Drumroll, please…and congratulations to our winner
Liz Freeland for Murder in Midtown (Kensington Books)

Murder in Midtown, the second book in Liz’s Louise Faulk historical mystery series, is set in 1913 New York City. The story brings together the highest and lowest of NYC’s denizens as Louise works to solve a particularly nasty murder, all the while risking her newly acquired position as a novice NYC policewoman.

The Bony Blithe is an annual Canadian award that celebrates traditional, feel-good mysteries is pleased to announce this year’s finalists. Now in its sixth year, the award is for a “mystery book that makes us smile” and includes everything from laugh-out-loud to gentle humour to good old-fashioned stories with little violence or gore – in short, books that are fun to read.

Sadly, because of Covid-19, we had to cancel this year’s Bloody Words mini-con/Bony Blithe Award gala, when we would have given Liz her award. However, the mini-con/award gala will be back next year at the High Park Club in Toronto with a double award presentation: the 2020 mark Friday, May 28, 2021, in your calendar because next year, we’ll also be celebrating Bony Blithe’s 10th birthday, so along with the double award ceremony, you can expect a blow-out show with enhanced programming, a birthday cake, fireworks, and more. (OK, maybe not fireworks…)ard to Liz and the 2021 award to, well, your guess is as good as mine.

So mark Friday, May 28, 2021, in your calendar because next year, we’ll also be celebrating Bony Blithe’s 10th birthday, so along with the double award ceremony, you can expect a blow-out show with enhanced programming, a birthday cake, fireworks, and more. (OK, maybe not fireworks…)

Look for more info here and our FB page as the year goes on, including info on submitting books to the 2021 contest.

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