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.
About the Author
Gilbert M. Stack has been creating stories almost since he began speaking and publishing fiction and non-fiction since 2006. A professional historian, Gilbert delights in bringing the past to life in his fiction, depicting characters who are both true to their time and empathetic with modern sensibilities. His work has appeared in more than a dozen issues of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Michelle, and their son, Michael.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This tale is for anyone who enjoys the pulp masters like Robert E. Howard, with gritty heroes and perilous situations. I dropped right into the mood as I met Mitch and Kit, bound by friendship and just a shade more talkative than the average REH tough guy. Mr. Stack takes you into an incredible environment in Lazarus Key, an island so gruesome yet fully believable thanks to the masterful descriptions he gives of place, sound and smell, weather and weirdness in all directions. I highly recommend this tale for the way it straddles the historically-accurate world of Prohibition America with the supernatural sphere that makes for a truly great pulp novelette. Not for the faint of heart! Fans of cozy mysteries or the younger reader should stay clear. But if you like the well-thrown fist or the prospect of being eaten alive, sail straight ahead into Lazarus Key.