Stanley Evans

Stanley Evans has been a soldier, a surveyor, and a deep-sea fisherman. He once spent several months travelling up and down the Amazon River and its tributaries. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

Evans's sixth crime novel, Seaweed on the Rocks, featuring Coast Salish Aboriginal detective Silas Seaweed, was published in September 2008, and the seventh, Seaweed in the Soup, was published in September 2009.  

Seaweed under Water won Monday Magazine's Best Novel of 2007 award. Evans's previous novels in the Seaweed series are Seaweed on Ice and Seaweed on the Street.

Evans's novels in the Sergeant Decker, series, featuring a BC frontier lawman, are Outlaw Gold and Snow-Coming Moon.

Praise for the Seaweed novels:  

"Seaweed on the Rocks is as uniquely Canadian as a painting by Emily Carr. Evans deftly wraps his tale in a richly evocative portrait of native lore...reminiscent of Raymond Chandler (and) the late Tony Hillerman." – Sherbrook Record.

The writing is wonderful native storytelling. Characters are richly drawn...I enjoyed this so much that I'm looking for the others in the series." – Hamilton Spectator         

"West Coast detective Silas Seaweed....Evans' combination of Salish lore and solid plotting is a winner." – Globe and Mail

Selected Publications:
The Silas Seaweed Detective series:

For more about the Silas Seaweed mysteries visit Stanley Evans' Website: