Iona Whishaw Wins 2021 Bony Blithe / Bloody Words Light Mystery Award

TouchWood Editions is pleased to announce that A Match Made for Murder by Iona Whishaw is the winner of the 2021 Bony Blithe/Bloody Words Light Mystery Award. The announcement was made May 28. 

A Match Made for Murder is the seventh book in Iona Whishaw’s Lane Winslow Mystery series and is among four other titles nominated for this year’s award which is presented to the books that “make us smile.” The $1000 cash prize, and stunning trophy, is awarded to the most entertaining and fun-to-read Canadian “light mystery” which includes cozies, capers, satire, and humorous books—in short, anything from laugh-out-loud books to gentle humour to good old-fashioned stories with minimal overt violence or gore. This year marks the tenth and final year of the Bony Blithe Award.

Finalists for the award include Vicki Delany’s There’s a Murder Afoot (Crooked Lane Books), Candas Jane Dorsey’s The Adventures of Isabel (ECW Press), Liz Ireland’s Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings (Kensington Books), and Thomas King’s Obsidian (HarperCollins Canada). 

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