Seaweed in the Soup

By (author): Stanley Evans
ISBN 9781894898928
Softcover | Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Book Dimensions: 5.25 in x 8 in
240 Pages

About the Book

Silas Seaweed is back on the beat as the street-smart Coast Salish cop. A gardener is found dead and the prime suspects are two young local party girls. Silas is handed the case that soon takes a bloodier turn when a policeman’s wife is killed. Silas begins to suspect that these murders and other events are related to the recent tide of gang-related crimes that has been sweeping British Columbia. Just as he draws closer to finding concrete evidence, Silas finds his own reputation in danger and is suspended from the police force. His quest to clear his name and find the killers leads him from Victoria’s loud and steamy nightclubs and bars to the remote and quiet islands of Desolation Sound.

The fifth mystery in this popular series, Seaweed in the Soup is a thrilling and suspenseful tale that skilfully combines a hard-boiled mystery narrative with the mythology of the Coast Salish.

About the Author(s)

Now a full-time writer, Stanley Evans has been a soldier, a surveyor, and deep-sea fisherman. He once spent several months travelling up and down the Amazon and its tributaries. A former college instructor, he began his writing career in newspapers and magazines. He worked one season in Canada's Northwest Territories, as a crewman on the George Askew, one of Canada's last functioning paddlewheelers. Evans' hobbies are reading, carving wooden duck decoys, and conversation. He lives in Victoria.


“Without a doubt one of the strongest Canadian crime writers around, Evans’ stories combine finely-crafted plots infused with native lore, rich characters and crackling dialogue, all wrapped around an atmospheric writing style that makes the reader yearn for more.” —Jim Napier, The Sherbrooke Record

“Evans’ own brand of riveting suspense, enriched by captivating descriptions of back-alley life on today’s B.C. streets, makes the Seaweed novels one of the finest mystery series in Canada.” —The Hamilton Spectator

“Fifth and best in the clever little Canadian series set in Victoria, ‘the garden city’ of B.C.” —Globe & Mail

“Silas Seaweed is back and improving with age. Evans is a talented writer who wonderfully incorporates the feel and atmosphere of Greater Victoria.” —Ladysmith Chronicle