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Hot Knife by John Lake

Hot Knife by John Lake

Hot Knife The prequel to BlowbackbyJohn Lake East Leeds Magazine, November 2011 A quick look at Hot Knife the prequel to John Lakes excellent Blowback. A crime thriller and revenge tale set in the late 1990s in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, […]

Blowback by John Lake

Blowback by John Lake

Blowback  Ali Cogger has a chat with Blowback author John Lake East Leeds Magazine, October 2011 October sees the release of the latest book from Armley Press, “Blowback”, a thriller by John Anthony Lake. The novel is a sequel to […]

Speed Bomb – Part 3 of the Leeds 6 Trilogy

Speed Bomb – Part 3 of the Leeds 6 Trilogy

  Former Whitkirk resident John Lake is the author of the Leeds 6 trilogy. Following the novels Hot Knife & Blowback, the final instalment Speed Bomb is out now. We caught up with John a couple of weeks ago….. ELM: […]

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Anthony Clavane -Playing the Joker

Leeds writer Anthony Clavane on his play ‘Playing the Joker’ which is on at Leeds Playhouse between 19th-23rd November as part of the Play, Pint & a Pie season. At the end of 1977, whilst doing my A-Levels at Roundhay School, […]

guy fawkes bonfire

Gun Powder, Treason, Treacle and Toffee Apples

It says something for the rebellious spirit of Yorkshire that a man who tried to blow up the houses of parliament is celebrated in pagan like fashion some 500 years after his demise. Guy Fawkes…it’s often said he was probably […]

Don’t Spray the Reaper

Don’t Spray the Reaper

Don’t Spray the Reaper  by John Was East Leeds Magazine, October 2011 This chest infection just won’t let me sleep. And when I don’t sleep, my wife doesn’t because I’m tossing and turning. I blame the weather it’s rained on […]