The Imaginary Realms of
Gilbert M. Stack




Welcome to my imagination! I'm an author of historical fiction, mysteries and paranormal adventures. I'm best known for my Miss Pandora Parson mysteries published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and my work has also appeared in several electronic formats. Take a look around and feel free to visit again. I'll be adding content regularly. There's a super short free read on the "About Me" page as well as my novella, Lazarus Key and short story, What Child Is This? (see details below). You can also find me at Goodreads.  

Free Newsletter--Stacked High Issue #2

Check out my current Newsletter:

Ransom: Now Available

Lynne Winters is a not-too-successful real estate attorney caught in the middle of the kidnapping of the century in the mid-sized American city of Slate. Apparently picked at random by the kidnapper to carry his demands to the family of his young victim, Lynne finds herself hindered more than helped by the efforts of the police and the victim’s selfish and immature family. Will Lynne be able to bring the boy safely home again?

Only $2.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and other fine e-retailers.  

Free Read: Lazarus Key

When the girl of Mitch Pembroke's dreams responds to his invitation to meet his parents by fleeing home to a remote Caribbean island, the former Great War pilot does what he thinks any red-blooded American male would do--he drops everything and goes after her. But Mitch isn't the first man to follow Lorali home and like his predecessors, he may not survive the visit. Lazarus Key is the first novella  in a series that blurs the line between historical fiction and dark fantasy. 

Read it for free at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and other fine e-retailers. (It's 99 cents at Amazon.) 

Free Read: What Child Is This?

Rediscover the magic of Christmas in this heartwarming mystery. A little boy wanders into town and directly into Agnes Hancock’s heart, resurrecting feelings she’d thought long dead when she lost her son during the Great War. No one knows who the child is or where he comes from, but Agnes can’t turn her back on him. As the police begin their investigation, she brings the boy into her home and learns to love again. But will her new found happiness be destroyed when the police finally answer the question What Child Is This?

Read it for $0.99 at Amazon and other retailers. FREE at Smashwords for Christmas.  

New Stories to be Published in AHMM

My short stories, Pandora's Hoax and Greed, have been accepted for publication in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. PH will be my thirteenth Miss Pandora Parson story published at AHMM. While Greed is the sequel to my medieval mystery, Guilt

Forever After now Available at Mundania

Middle class, average-Joe, Paul Steele dies minutes after a terrible argument with his wife—dies, but doesn’t quite depart for the world beyond. Instead he wakes in the body of billionaire energy-magnate, Griffon Knight, and no one—not even Paul's wife, Char—will believe he’s come back from the dead to be with her again. Trying to convince her only succeeds in making her think he’s crazy. But no one knows Char as well as Paul does and he’s not going to quit until he wins her back and convinces her to marry him again.

You can find it at Mundania, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers.  



High Above the Waters now available


My novel, High Above the Waters, is now available at Mundania, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.  


Marcus Hunter won’t stay dead, he stalks his bridge all bloody red...

As a pregnant fifteen year old, Autumn Fields learned first hand that the town ghost was more than a creepy legend. All alone in the world, rejected by her boyfriend and beaten bloody by her father, Autumn climbed out onto Hunter’s Bridge to kill herself, but an encounter with a mysterious man convinced her that dying wouldn’t necessarily solve her problems.

Sixteen years later, she’s coming back to Prospect with her teenaged daughter to make peace with her dying father and finally discover the truth about that night long ago. But with the haunted bridge about to be torn down, has Autumn waited too long to come back and find her ghost?

Panic Button is now available



 Ellen Specter thought she knew what she was getting into when she won her spot on the new Reality TV show, Panic Button and a chance to win a quarter million dollars. Take a few contestants, isolate them from the rest of the world, set them a few competitions and watch the sparks fly as people forge and break alliances in a desperate attempt not to be voted out. Too bad that?s not the way things work on Panic Button?a show designed to terrorize people into freely giving up their chance at the prize money and run by a mentally disturbed host who doesn?t seem to care how badly he has to hurt people to convince them to leave.

Read an excerpt here

Panic Button is available for $1.99 at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and more.  

Two Reviews

My story, Hearts of Ice, and my Pandora Series, each picked up favorable mentions recently.  

Aside from lamenting that the book was a short story and not a longer work, Barb at Night Owl Reviews said: "... I must admit the ending was a surprise and I was not expecting that... All in all, the story was good, but the length was not."

My Pandora Series at Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine was mentioned in the comments to a Bill Crider blog on western crime fiction at Criminal Element. Richard Prosch said: "Another terrific bunch of Old West mystery stories is Gilbert M. Stack's Pandora series. The new one (Number 10, I think) is in the latest Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine this month." 


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