When it comes to holiday cheer, Des Moines residents and communities are lighting up the night with glittering bulbs around town. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and warm up the car, then head out to these Des Moines-area Christmas light displays.
Few tasks are as difficult as picking out just the right book for people on your Christmas list.
Three Iowa independent booksellers have made it easy, choosing nine books with Iowa ties published in 2017.
All three chose the excellent work of non-fiction from Iowa’s own Ice Cube Press, “Women and the Land,” a book that was showcased
Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/life/2017/12/06/9-christmas-reads-perfectly-capture-iowa/928122001/
Do you have people on your Christmas gift list who are avid readers?
The holiday shopping season is in full swing and we want to remind you that several ebooks by North Country Gazette publisher June Maxam, DEATH CRUISE ON LAKE GEORGE, ADIRONDACK MEMORIES, JUSTICE FOR JOEY and TICKET TO MURDER, are available for gift giving at Amazon.com
DEATH CRUISE ON LAKE GEORGE chronicles the tragic sinking of the Ethan Allen tourboat on Lake George on Oct. 2, 2005, which killed 20 senior citizens and constituted the largest boating loss of life in New York State.
In her book, author June Maxam asserts the official story of the Ethan Allen does not align with her findings, supported by photos, witness and survivor interviews, testimony from the captain and owners of the boat, and other evidence she says
Read more at: http://www.northcountrygazette.org/2016/11/24/books_for_giving/
U.S. net Oxygen Media is exploring the darker side of Christmas with a new true crime series for the festive season.
NBCUniversal-owned broadcaster is premiering Homicide for the Holidays, a 4 x 60-minute series that is more about blood, gore and horror than the traditional Christmas stories of family bonding and sharing.
Each episode takes viewers into the Christmas experiences of four different families where personal rivalries, parental relations and unwelcome visits lead to epic disasters. Take for example, the episode “Santa Claus is Coming to Kill,” where a sociopath wielding handguns and flame throwers makes a ghastly appearance at the Ortega family’s Christmas dinner.
The series is produced by Jarrett Creative Group, with Sett Jarrett, Julie Insogna Jarrett, Bob Gillan and Steve Bruno as executive producer. Kathi Watson is listed as co-executive producer.
Homicide for the Holidays premiers on Dec. 3 in
Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/11/16/oxygen-media-to-premiere-true-crime-christmas-series/