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Crack, Apple & Pop Paperback. Saira Viola

Crack apple & pop
Crack, Apple & Pop

Tony is a handsome young boxer is forced into a life of crime after suffering a vicious blow in the ring. Seduced by the glitz and glamour of London and mentored by charismatic gang lord Don March he rises rapidly up the crime ladder until he spies an opportunity to start a semi-legit Natural Highs business. Bank-rolled by an eccentric British dandy and accompanied by a cast of starry misfits including a 3ft tall blue-haired money man, an Etonian drug mule, two dominatrix debt collectors, a dodgy lawyer and a host of demi-celebs, Tony carves out a life for himself in a city where money creates its’ own morality. All seems to be going well until in the shadows, a Bollywood mobster threatens to derail their plans. Chaos ensues, of course it does – wonderful, beautiful, visceral chaos. The deft wit of Hammett meets the vivid poetics of Chandler: Crack Apple and Pop is slick smart and razor sharp. A gritty and sometimes metafictive slice of London noir. A city of artful dodgers, yardie gangsters, kinky aristos, cocaine dusted starlets and social thrill seekers where everyone’s hustling and everyone’s getting high. Whether it’s law, finance, the music biz, or the boxing ring: money is king. And only the ones prepared to risk everything will survive... “A wild wicked wanton slice of Brit pulp.” “A rip-roaring drive through the underbelly of London’s gangland.” “Technicoloured Brit Noir with no filter.” “True Romance meets Train Spotting via Layer Cake.” “Turbo charged explosive crime fiction.”

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A Word from the Author: Saira Viola

Crack Apple and Pop (published by Fahrenheit 13 an impress of Fahrenheit Press) is a prime slice of Brit Noir.  A crime story set in the mean streets of London.  A city of artful dodgers, yardie gangsters, kinky aristos, cocaine -dusted starlets, demi -celebs, and social thrill seekers where everyone’s hustling, and everyone’s getting high. A city where money creates its’ own morality.  It may intrigue, disgust, and shock! Like discovering a bleeding pinkie in a velvet -ribbed chocolate box.  Lurking beneath the flashy real estate, high end boutiques and bright lights are some of the most debauched, dangerous and dirty parts of subterranean London. The novel offers a back stage pass to the sleazy machinations of the city’s connivers puppeteers and fixers.
Tony is a handsome young boxer forced into a life of crime after suffering a vicious blow in the ring. Seduced by the glitz and glamour of London and mentored by charismatic gang lord Don March, he rises rapidly up the crime ladder until he spies an opportunity to start a semi-legit Natural Highs business. Bankrolled by an eccentric, British dandy and accompanied by a cast of starry misfits including a 3ft tall blue-haired money man, an Etonian drug mule, two dominatrix debt collectors, a dodgy lawyer and a host of demi-celebs, Tony carves out a roll for himself in a city where money creates its’ own morality.
‘Crack Apple & Pop is pure London (and not the pleasant BBC Radio 4 London voices). There is slang, drug references, gang culture and dozens of vulnerable lives being manipulated by the powerful.
‘Darkly comic,’
‘Technicoloured Brit Noir with no filter.’
‘True Romance meets Train Spotting via Layer Cake.’

Saira Viola: Acclaimed fiction writer, poet, song lyricist and creator of sonic scatterscript . From early poetic experimentation with language, image and sound a technique, have dubbed sonic scatterscript to novelistic ventures into the dark absurd world of contemporary crime fiction, the work pulses with iconoclastic brio that mischievously blasts the golden calves of our times.

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