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The Bastard of Fort Stikine Named Finalist

The Bastard of Fort Stikine Named Finalist for Arthur Ellis Awards

22 April 2016

The finalists for the 2016 Arthur Ellis Awards for Excellence in Canadian Crime Writing were announced this morning by the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC). Included on this year’s list in the non-fiction category is The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr. by forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar.

Established in 1984 and named after the nom de travail of Canada's official hangman, the Arthur Ellis Awards honour crime writing in a number of categories.  Also nominated this year in the non-fiction category are Gary Garrison for Human on the Inside: Unlocking the Truth about Canada’s Prisons (University of Regina Press), Dean Jobb for Empire of Deception (Harper Collins Publishers), Jerry Langton for Cold War(Harper Collins Publishers), and Colleen Lewis and Jennifer Hicks for Mr. Big: The Investigation into the Deaths of Karen and Krista Hart (Flanker Press).

The winners will be named at a gala at the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto on May 26. For more information, please click here.

The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr. was published by Goose Lane Editions in 2015

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