- Title: Heaven’s Door, a Novel: the story of a Girl, her big Milwaukee-built motorcycle,
and her brief adventures around Vermont and Quebec during an Outlaw Biker war
- Author: J. Kilburn
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Literature, Fiction
- Length: 194 pages
- Publisher: James K. Mossman III
- Publication Date: April 10, 2020
Heaven’s Door, a Novel – Synopsis
Crime fiction that will keep you cowering under the bed-covers the whole night through…. Don’t forget your flashlight! It’s a modern and unique take on Hard-Boiled and Noir that’s edgy, occasionally grisly, and taboo-busting…
ACTUAL READER FEEDBACK:
“It’s dark… So DARK!”
“I read for six straight hours… I couldn’t put it down!”
“This is literary fiction about trashy subjects!”
“I look forward to more and more!”
“A heart-stopping tale of good versus evil.” – InD’tale Magazine (July/Aug 2020, a featured review that gave the Advanced Reader Copy of the book FOUR STARS!)
Kilburn’s novel “gets up close and personal with often dangerous and unpredictable people.” – IBR
Organized crime. An undercover police officer. A murder. An accidental witness. These are the elements of a unique story about love, loss, adventure, hope, and terror: Heaven’s Door, a Novel by J. Kilburn. Part crime novel, part historical fiction, part suspense-thriller, and part bad-ass biker story, part horror, this genre-busting book introduces the fictional TOPDOGS Motorcycle club and plunges readers into a richly-described Organized Crime underworld set in a major port city. Inspired by actual events and presenting a well-imagined, carefully-spun plot and well-developed characters woven into and against the backdrop of a very real gang war that occurred in Quebec in the 1990’s, this story is a lurid, riveting, and cautionary tale of what happens when a spur-of-the-moment decision – throw in your lot with a cute biker boyfriend who you know far too little about – snowballs into major regrets and danger. The story starts with the murder of the undercover police officer and follows the girlfriend – the sole witness of the murder – as she is unwillingly and unwittingly pulled deeper and deeper into an organized crime underworld and biker culture while the fallout of her boyfriend’s murder unfolds.
Using a unique style and crafting a carefully-constructed vernacular for each individual’s dialogue and thoughts, Heaven’s Door brings multiple characters to life in an international tale of crime, love, desperation, and consequence. Read this well-researched book about another world – the Underworld that exists around, among, and even sometimes within each of us.
About The Author
The author wishes to remain anonymous… And to be forgiven.
J. Kilburn lives a quiet and private life somewhere in New England, after spending time living and working in Vermont, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota, and on the Eastern Shore of America’s Sixth Great Lake. Kilburn enjoys hiking, gardening, literature old and new, and learning the fiddle. Kilburn and a treasured Spousemate enjoy visiting art museums, city parks, mountain-tops, and secluded, out-of-the-way fishing villages on the Maine coast. Kilburn enjoys reading works by Neville Shute, Farley Mowat, Howard Frank Mosher, Archer Mayor, and Robert B. Parker.
Kilburn wrote a full-page, deep-issue investigative article published in a local New England newspaper in 2011, and enjoys writing short stories as a hobby. Heaven’s Door, a Novel, is his first book.