The Bastard of Fort Stikine Wins 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award for Non-fiction9 May 2016
The Prince Edward Island Book Awards were presented at a gala celebration in Charlottetown on Saturday. Included in the list of this year’s recipients was The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr. by forensic anthropologist and former island resident Debra Komar. Lori Cheverie of the independent bookstore Bookmark accepted the Prince Edward Island Book Award for Non-fiction on behalf of Ms. Komar.
The third installment in a four-part series, The Bastard of Fort Stikine unearths a shocking true story of murder and deception at the heart Hudson’s Bay Company history. Using modern forensic science, including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction, Debra Komar unlocks the mystery of what really happened the night John McLoughlin, Jr. — the chief trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Stikine — was shot to death by his own men in a murder mystery that spans 170 years.
Debra Komar returns this fall with Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character.