Stanley Evans

Saying Hello to the Hangman

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It is 1950 in Vancouver. Gamblers and brothel keepers bribe the city’s untrained underpaid cops to look the other way. Grisly unsolved murders are piling up. Are these murders the work of a serial killer? The city’s Chief Constable is too busy dealing with the problems presented by his pregnant 17-year-old girlfriend to worry about it. Enter Chief Detective Inspector Walter Jackson, an honest cop. Pursuing the killer takes Jackson through the city’s unlicensed bottle-clubs, strip-clubs and brothels. Add Jackson’s love affair and his encounter with an ancient Coast Salish mystic and it all adds up to another suspenseful page turner.

Evans’s combination of Coast Salish lore and solid plotting is a winner.
~ The Globe and Mail

Well worth reading. Evans knows how to set a scene, create vivid minor characters, and is capable of spitting out the requisite snappy dialogue.
~ Monday Magazine

Seaweed is as uniquely Canadian as a painting by Emily Carr. Evans deftly wraps his tales in a richly evocative portrait of native lore… Reminiscent of Raymond Chandler and the late Tony Hillerman.
~ Sherbrooke Record

Stanley Evans’s novels are among Canada’s most exciting new crime fiction, with satisfyingly twisted plots and engaging eccentric characters.
~ Calgary Herald

Stanley Evans’s previous novels are Outlaw Gold, Snow-Coming Moon, and the first seven novels in the Silas Seaweed mysteries. He lives in Victoria, BC.

ISBN 978-1-77171-354-2
202 pages
5.5 x 8.5
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