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Dining with death in Vegas

April 20th, 2015

The fourth installment of Cathy Ace’s Cait Morgan mystery series, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (TouchWood Editions 2014), has been shortlisted for the 2015 Bony Blithe Award created by the board of directors of the Bloody Words Conference—Canada’s oldest and largest gathering of mystery readers and authors—to shine a spotlight on light mysteries. Much like the Agatha Award in the United States, it is awarded annually to a traditional mystery with little violence or gore.

In this story, Cait Morgan plans a memorable Vegas birthday for her significant other, Bud Anderson, but she doesn’t foresee she’ll be dining with murder. It seems Lady Luck is with her when she secures a dinner invitation to the ritzy private dining room at the Tsar! Casino, but the food turns bad when casino owner Miss Shirley, “Queen of the Vegas Strip,” is murdered. When security seals the room, Cait and Bud are locked in with a corpse, twelve possible suspects, and a dangerous killer. With the dining room in security lock down, bodies pile up as the odds of being the next victim rise.

The winner will be announced at the Bony Blithe Bash on Friday, May 29, 2015 in Toronto.

Cathy Ace of Maple Ridge was born and raised in South Wales. After graduation, she moved to London and began a career in marketing communications, which took her across Europe. Relocating to British Columbia, she has taught in the MBA program at the University of British Columbia and at Simon Fraser University.


Murder: Month by Month (Lulu 2007) $16.95 9781435701199

Murder: Season by Season (Lulu 2008) $19.00

The Corpse with the Silver Tongue (Touchwood 2012) $14.95 978-1-927129-09-8

The Corpse and the Golden Nose (Touchwood 2013) $14.95 978-1-927129-88-3

The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb (Touchwood 2014) $14.95 9781771510639

The Corpse with the Platinum Hair (TouchWood Editions 2014) $14.95 9781771510875

3 Responses to “Dining with death in Vegas”

  1. I really enjoyed your article very interesting because you write and have their own unique style of writing. Everything is always very concise and structured.

  2. Leanne Dyck says:

    Congratulations! Relish the experience.

  3. Cathy Ace says:

    Thanks ever so much for this super shout-out! I really appreciate it. It’s a great honour to be shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award for best Canadian light mystery – and I have to say I found doing the research for this book, at various locales in Las Vegas, to be a challenge to my waistline! I’m delighted it all paid off 😉

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