Eventually the police followed up on the newspapers' revelations, the most important being that Harry Fisher was not Esther's nephew but her son. Fisher fled to Washington, and in his absence his mother and sister were arrested--not for murder but for perjured testimony at the coroner's inquest. What followed was a series of hearings and trials in the city's courtrooms with fledgling lawyers trying to make their names in combat with the celebrated defence counsel Joseph Martin, KC. At the same time the newspapers, which were locked in a deadly circulation war, tried desperately to trump each other with juicy bits of information, all of it splashed on their front pages week after week.
In the end the two women served time in the BC Penitentiary, but no one was ever tried for the murder of Thomas Jackson.
Acclaimed writer Betty Keller has based her sensational story of murder and intrigue on actual events that occurred in Vancouver's pre-World War I years.
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