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National Register of Historic Places listings in Iowa

This is a list of properties and historic districts in Iowa that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are listings in all of Iowa's 99 counties; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020. The following are approximate tallies of current listings by county; these counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008 and new weekly listings posted since on the National Register of Historic Places web site. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are approximate and not official. New entries are added to the official Register on a weekly basis; the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number. The numbers of NRHP listings in each county are documented by tables in each of the individual county list-articles.

List of National Historic Landmarks in Iowa

The Fourth Bear

The Fourth Bear is a mystery/fantasy novel by Jasper Fforde published in July 2006. It is Jasper Fforde's sixth novel, the second in the Nursery Crimes series, it continues the story of Detective Inspector Jack Spratt from The Big Over Easy. DCI Jack Spratt heads the Berkshire Nursery Crime Division, handling all inquiries involving nursery rhyme characters and other PDRs. After doubts arise concerning his handling of the Great Red-Legg'd Scissorman's arrest and the Red Riding Hood affair, he is suspended pending a mental health review, his DS Mary Mary promises to bypass the suspension. They begin an investigation of porridge-smuggling by anthropomorphic bears. Jack's troubles increase when the argumentative Punches move in next door and his son adopts a sly and sticky-fingered pet, he is forced to reveal to his shocked wife that he is himself a PDR. Furthermore, his psychiatrist is sceptical about his claim that his new car repairs itself when no one is watching, the car salesman who can prove his sanity cannot be found.

His self-esteem is somewhat restored when the newspaperman, hounding him begs Jack's help in finding his missing sister "Goldilocks". It seems. Meanwhile, the Gingerbreadman, the notorious murderous biscuit escapes custody, leaving a trail of bodies. While Jack and Mary are making enquiries about Goldilocks, they twice encounter the fugitive biscuit, but fail to capture him, it emerges that Goldilocks was involved in the porridge-smuggling after her body is discovered in the grim theme park SommeWorld. Jack begins to suspect the Gingerbreadman is a hired assassin and attempts to question the Quangle-Wangle, a reclusive industrialist; the solution to the mystery involves secret industrial and government conspiracies and the mysterious Fourth bear... After more investigations Jack comes across a cottage of three bears, they say that she broke his bed, like the rhyme. He makes investigations into Ursine Developments, the flats for bears. You came across these at the start of the book when Jack caught them smuggling oats into the flats for oat addicts.

This is illegal for bears to eat as well as marmalade and large amounts of porridge, as they have the same effect as drugs. Jack Sprat Mary, Quite Contrary The Gingerbread Man Goldilocks and the Three Bears Peter Piper Prometheus The Tempest Punch and Judy "The Quangle-Wangle's Hat" by Edward Lear Thursday Next Struwwelpeter Dorian Gray The Fall of the House of Usher Fforde Grand Central The official Nursery Crime Division website The Fourth Bear Special Features

A Film with Me in It

A Film With Me in It is a 2008 Irish film directed by Ian Fitzgibbon and written by Mark Doherty. The film is a black comedy that follows Mark and Pierce, an unsuccessful actor and a failing writer who find themselves trying to cope after a string of accidents surrounds them in corpses; the film received a positive response, was released on DVD in October 2011. Mark is an actor living in a basement flat below his writer friend Pierce. Residing with his girlfriend, Mark struggles to find work whilst caring for his paralysed brother, David. Desperate to avoid paying overdue rent, Mark continually eludes landlord Jack, meaning he is unable to inform Jack of the flat's dilapidated state. Discovering that Mark wasted money meant for the overdue rent, Sally decides to end her strained relationship with Mark, informs Jack of the repairs needed, arranges to move out; the damaged state of the flat reaching its peak, Mark witnesses two consecutive freak accidents. Reeling in horror from the events, Mark looks on as Jack appears to repair a high lightbulb atop a wobbly stool, only to fall and pierce his throat with his screwdriver.

Pierce arrives and discovers the corpses, causing him to panic. Hiding in the bathroom and Pierce plot to control the situation, only for Sally to return. Discovering David's body, Sally faints and impales herself on Mark's clarinet stand, killing her too. Realizing the absurdity of four consecutive, fatal accidents occurring in one place, Pierce concocts a plan to move Jack's body to an alternative location, as they both had a strong motive to murder him. Shooing Sally's father when he arrives, a police officer arrives due to an unrelated noise complaint, causing Pierce to panic and take her hostage. Unable to kill the officer, the duo attempts to reason with her. Left unattended, she attempts to escape through a faulty window, only for it to close and crush her head. Now surrounded by several corpses, Pierce formulates a plan. Additionally, since three immediate deaths of Mark's acquaintances can place suspicion on him, Mark places his jewellery and clarinet on David's corpse, faking his own death.

Moving the officer to the neighbour's garden, Pierce fakes her death as caused by a falling plant pot. Cutting Mark's hair and dressing him as David, the two attempt to pass Mark as his disabled brother, give Pierce an alibi as his carer in Mark's absence. A closing epilogue shows Pierce has written a script based on the film's events, is directing it whilst Mark continues to pass as David. Mark Doherty as Mark, a struggling actor. Dylan Moran as Pierce, an aspiring screenwriter and Mark's best friend. Amy Huberman as Sally, Mark's long suffering girlfriend. Keith Allen as Jack the landlord. Allen played a tenant who died unexpectedly in the film Shallow Grave. Aisling O'Sullivan as a policewoman. David O'Doherty as David, Mark's brother, paralysed following a rugby accident. David and Mark are brothers in real life despite the different stage surnames. Ronan Wilmot as Sally's father. Cameos by Irish director Neil Jordan, actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers; the film was shot in the Dublin 4 area. Michael Dwyer of the Irish Times gave the film 4 stars out of 5 and described it as "Withnail & I reworked by Joe Orton".

It was nominated for six Irish Film and Television Awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, but did not win, with the film Hunger winning in six of eight categories in which it was nominated. It won the Special Jury Prize at the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey. A Film with Me in It on IMDb