Tom Hilpert is a swell guy. But not as swell as Jonah Borden. Even so, you should really sign up for Tom’s email’s list.


Welcome! You’ve probably landed here because you already know who I am. On the other hand, some of you might be here because you searched for mystery novels, or Lake Superior novels, or Minnesota Novels, or novels that are like Robert B Parker, or John Grisham, or Lee Child or Robert Crais. If that’s the case, let me introduce myself.

By the way, unlike some author sites, this is really me, talking to you, in the first-person. I assume you’re here because you want to get to know me a bit, and I am a writer, after all, so it seems silly to have someone else write about me in the third person, as if I were a new vacuum cleaner or something. Anyway:

I’m Tom Hilpert, writer of books, creator of the irritating-but-loveable Jonah Borden, and the Lake Superior Mysteries.

I’m also a pastor, and in addition to novels, I write both sermons and theological books. However, let me be clear: my theology writing and my novels are two separate things. My novels are not preachy. Jonah Borden (protagonist of the Superior Mysteries) is a pastor, so of course his character is going to live out his values, but you will not find any sermons in the books, and if there is any “message” it is an organic part of the story, not packed in artificially. I know for a fact that some of my biggest fans are atheists, so rest easy: you can enjoy the Superior Novels, no matter what your faith (or lack thereof).

Check out the books page, where you can read the first few chapters of all of my books. Check out my blog/news page. Drop me a line on my contact page. As of this writing, I do read each and every message personally, even if I can’t respond to them all.

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If you want to know why I’m so big on getting you on my email list, read my blog post about it, on my blog page.

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