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Product Details

  • Series: Lake Superior
  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469987325
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469987323
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Hilpert grew up in the tropical paradise of Papua New Guinea. He currently works as a pastor and writer, and lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with his family, two dozen chickens and a bunch of goats. He is the author of Superior Storm and Superior Secrets

More About the Author

Tom Hilpert grew up in the tropical paradise of Papua New Guinea. When he was ten years old, he knew he wanted to write books. In fact, he began writing several books at that age. Thankfully, they are lost forever.

However, his more recent works are available in print and ebook formats. His fiction features strong, memorable, quirky characters who face mysteries and adventures with humor and persistence.

Although Hilpert finds great fulfillment in preaching as a pastor, he detests novels that are used as a thin cover to preach. He writes in order to tell a story that is fun to read, not to preach at readers. Rest assured: though his protagonist is also a preacher, you won't find sermons in Hilpert's novels.

Tom is contemplating the next Superior Mystery. Also in the works is a creative memoir of his youth overseas.

Learn more at http://www.tomhilpert.com

Customer Reviews

Interesting main character and great plot twists.
Karen
Refreshing to read a good book without explicit sex and language.
Barbara G Helms
Not an I can't put it down book but good interesting read .
Jacki Farrar

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137 of 143 people found the following review helpful By Jim on February 3, 2013
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Let me start by saying this is a self-published book -- the author admits on the flap that he didn't have an agent, editor or publisher (or even a professional printer) and sadly it shows. But that said, I admire him tremendously for the courage and self-confidence to go it alone. I'm a fan of hard-boiled detective novels, and I'm a fan of Minnesota mystery writers. John Sanford and Steve Hamilton are some of the best in the business. If you're expecting that sort of read, don't buy this book. It's more of a Christian-based romance novel, with the hero choosing the nice girl over the bar babe and showing admirable charity to the mean thugs. I suspect that the book may have been written for adolescent readers. If it wasn't, it should be. The book is enough of a mystery to be interesting. It is teaches good, old-fashioned Christian lessons, which I support. And it has the occasional mention of rock-n-roll, probably meant to be pseudo-titillating...but in the end, there was just not enough polish or depth for me. I would recommend it for my tweener kids, but adult mystery readers might find it too vanilla. I was wooed by the 5-stars and was disappointed. I wish a reviewer would have spelled out the youth-based content before I spent the money...so that's what I'm doing. To the author: you sound like an incredible guy and I admire your efforts greatly. Don't stop writing! Your message is a good one.
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60 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Karri Compton on July 16, 2012
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Jonah Borden isn't big on religion, which is weird since he's a Lutheran pastor. He's also good-looking, funny, and willing to help anyone in need. One of his parishioners is arrested falsely, and Jonah goes the extra mile in order to clear the man's name. But that just causes trouble for himself, and loads of it.

Novels like this prove that all talented authors aren't given contracts by big publishers. Granted, there were quite a few typos (maybe because I read the e-book, not the print one, but still), but the story was well-written for the most part, interesting, quick, enjoyable, clean, and memorable. My only other caveat is that the author, imho, spent too much ink on the joys of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and trout fishing. Understandably, Hilpert wanted the reader to understand the character's enjoyment of the sport as well as the nature surrounding him, but sometimes it dragged on too much for me.

Eric Wilson, an author I avidly read and follow, suggested this novel as a post on Facebook, and I'm so glad he did. I will definitely pick up the next installment in the Lake Superior series.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Nitz on July 10, 2012
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Well, this Lutheran girl who grew up in Duluth found Tom Hilpert's portrayal of a pastor from the same neck of the woods to be convincing, tense and funny. As a fan of Elizabeth Peters, Charlotte MacLeod, Sharyn McCrumb and Joan Hess, I always like a good dose of humor mixed into my mysteries.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Brodave on October 5, 2012
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What a great read! I borrowed this book from the kindle lending library and couldn't have made a better choice. I am a Christian who loves a good mystery novel. It's hard to find one that isn't filled with sex, bad language and other not so nice things. Not to mention such great characters and story. I can't wait for the next in the series.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Landrum on May 2, 2013
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It took me a while to get engaged in this book. The main character, Jonah did not attract me. I should like him. He's a nice upstanding guy, a minister who goes out and helps people all the time. But there was something superior in his tone. He had a slightly superior attitude -- does go along with superior justice I suppose. The book also was slow in places with too much in depth description of Jonah's well pressed attire and his step by step cooking. Other than that there was a good story where this minister has a squeaky clean love affair and helps solve a crime. Part of my Kindle subscription.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David on October 2, 2012
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Jonah is quite a guy. He doesn't fit the preacher image, but then he seems a lot like one of Jesus' men to me. Peter - always ready with an answer, and repentant when he makes a mistake, John - a heart of true compassion for people, Paul - bold and fearless, taking on the challenges of the moment, Andrew - always wanting to introduce people to the real Jesus, simply and creatively. It didn't take long to see myself in this circle of characters in small-town Grand Lake. Growing up in a small town near Lake Erie, with Norwegians around, understanding the role of a local pastor, resonating with the northern "culture", understanding his choices in music, appreciating his humor, dealing with his "conscience" secretary, respecting the creative outreach venues Jonah uses, sympathizing with his losses, and celebrating his growing, roller-coaster relationship with Leyla, admiring his faithfulness to his moral values all kept me engaged in Superior Justice. Tom Hilpert's characters here aren't stereotypical, but they are very real. The plot takes twists and angles to keep those Kindle pages turning. I finished it at 2:30 this morning, and wished for more. It was filled with creative plot, lively banter and great humor, but not cluttered with trash talk. That's an "Attaboy" Tom! Blessings for a great read! When is the next one coming?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy A. Becker on June 25, 2014
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Jonah Borden, a Lutheran pastor, gets involved in crime solving while supporting one of his parishioners. He is a compassionate, bright, easy going man with a sense of humor and a very non-judgmental attitude toward others. I really liked this character and enjoyed reading about the Minnesota/Wisconsin area as well. The book is moderately paced and an easy summer read with enough twists and turns to keep my interest.
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