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Viva La Madness

(2011)
(The second book in the Layer Cake series)
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The long-awaited sequel to the cult classic Layer Cake. The authentic voice of British gangster fiction returns with a tour de force in this long-awaited sequel to Layer Cake, the bestselling debut by J.J. Connolly that 'jump-started British crime fiction into the present' (Uncut). More authentic in its language and scene-setting, smarter in its characterisation and plotting than anything that had previously gone by the name of gangster fiction, Layer Cake attracted a big cult following and became a Crime bestseller (it also became the most shop-lifted book in Britain). The Get Carter of the noughties, Layer Cake has also been made into a highly-praised film by Matthew Vaughn, starring Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon and Sienna Miller. Now J. J. Connolly is back with a sequel that sees him on the same stunning form, with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue and quick-fire violence, but also finding dark humour and pathos in the lives of violent men. From the many levels of the London underworld portrayed in Layer Cake, Viva la Madness moves to international crime with trans-Atlantic drug deals, money laundering and high-tech electronic fraud, portrayed with the same uncanny believability. The anonymous hero of Layer Cake is pulled back into the drug game before he can escape to a sunny retirement: in an authentic but dazzling combination of London low-life, Caribbean high-life and Venezuelan drug cartels toting machine-guns in Mayfair. The brilliance and the madness is back: 'Viva la madness!'

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Used availability for J J Connolly's Viva La Madness

Hardback Editions

May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Viva La Madness
Author(s): JJ Connolly
ISBN: 1-59020-859-5 / 978-1-59020-859-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Viva la Madness: A Novel
Author(s): JJ Connolly
ISBN: 1-4683-0637-5 / 978-1-4683-0637-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Viva La Madness
Author(s): J J Connolly
ISBN: 0-7156-4365-7 / 978-0-7156-4365-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Viva La Madness
Author(s): J J Connolly
ISBN: 0-7156-4138-7 / 978-0-7156-4138-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Viva La Madness
Author(s): J J Connolly
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
Availability: Amazon UK