Author: HEPL Staff

Girl in Disguise By: Greer MacAllister Girl in Disguise is an historical novel set in the 1850s and 1860s that tells the story of Kate Warne, the real-life first female detective hired by the Pinkerton Agency in Chicago.  Kate is a widow and needs a job, and...

I Am The Messenger By: Markus Zusak If you’re a fan of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief and his wonderful style of writing, try I Am The Messenger.  It’s funny, poignant and suspenseful and that’s not easy to do.  Ed Kennedy is an average 19 year old...

A New York Attitude By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Whenever there is a random mention of incidents in Hamilton County that appear in the national news, it’s a good reason for further exploration.  This information has the potential for a fun look at the area or to...

The War that Saved My Life By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley "Don't you be talkin' to nobody!"Mam said. "Jamie's out there" I mumbled. "And why shouldn't her be?" Mam said.  "He ain't a cripple.  Not like you." So begins the story of Ada Smith, a young girl that lives in London...

The Fourth of July in 1876 By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Hamilton County has several local history collectors who spend their spare time doing things like scouring the Internet for Noblesville and county-related items.  They often find unique things and it’s great when they share them with...

Girl in the Blue Coat By: Monica Hesse Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on...

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen, Annotated & edited by David M. Shapard This year, July 18 marks the 200 year anniversary of Jane Austen's death, and Janeites everywhere are holding celebrations, book discussions, and performances in her honor.  I myself have been rereading her...

Scholastic Year in Sports 2017 By: James Buckley Calling all sports fans! If you are looking for a great book that highlights all the wonderful athletic achievements from the previous year than this title is perfect for you. The 2017 edition features full-color action photography from around...

Forest Park Golf Course – National Register? By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Looking at historic sites around Hamilton County, we can see that several are on the National Register of Historic Places.  A listing of them shows a variety of buildings and sites and even an object – the...

Sid Hawkins – Big Apple Entertainer By: David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian People from Noblesville have achieved different levels of fame.  There was one who never became a household name, but he survived as a performer in the intensely competitive world of New York City show business in...

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