The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and by Debra Komar

By Debra Komar

Is it attainable to arrive again in time and remedy an unsolved homicide, greater than one hundred seventy years after it was once dedicated? simply after nighttime on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. — the manager dealer for the Hudson's Bay corporation at citadel Stikine, within the northwest nook of the territory that might later develop into British Columbia — was once shot to loss of life via his personal males. They claimed it was once an act of self-defence, their merely technique of preventing the violent rampage in their under the influence of alcohol and abusive chief. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's in another country Governor, took the lads of Stikine at their note, and the corporate closed the e-book at the subject. The case by no means observed the interior of a court docket, and nobody used to be ever charged or punished for the crime. To this present day, the killing is still the Honourable Company's dirtiest unaired laundry and one of many darkest pages within the annals of our nation's heritage. Now, exhaustive archival examine and sleek forensic technological know-how — together with ballistics, digital post-mortem, and crime scene reconstruction — free up the secret of what fairly occurred the evening McLoughlin died. utilizing her ambitious skills as a author, researcher, and forensic scientist, Debra Komar weaves a story which can almsot be fiction, with larger-than-life characters and dramatic stress. In telling the tale of John McLoughlin, Jr., Komar additionally tells the tale of Canada's north and its connection to the Hudson's Bay Company.

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