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Jens Lapidus (Swedish: [jɛns laˈpiːdɵs]; born 24 May 1974) is a Swedish criminal defense lawyer and author known for his books about the Stockholm underworld.

Jens Lapidus
Jens Lapidus
Jens Lapidus
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 44)
Hägersten, Sweden
OccupationCrime novelist, lawyer
GenreCrime fiction
SubjectCrime, thriller, mystery, noir
Notable worksEasy Money



Lapidus made his writing debut in August 2006 with Easy Money, an account of the Stockholm underworld,[1] and the first of the Stockholm Noir trilogy. Two years later the second installment Aldrig fucka upp was published by Wahlström & Widstrand. A graphic novel with illustrator Peter Bergting (The Portent) entitled Gängkrig 145 was published in May 2009. While this project does take places in the same universe as the novels, it is not the third part of the Stockholm Noir trilogy but rather a side story.[2] The third part was published in 2011 with the title Livet deluxe. In 2014 Lapidus published the novel VIP-rummet which is the start of a new series unrelated to his Stockholm Noir trilogy. The second part STHLM Delete was published in 2015. His writing has been compared to James Ellroy and Dennis Lehane. The Stockholm Noir trilogy has also been adapted into a Swedish trilogy of films released in 2010, 2012, and 2013. The third partTop Dog in the new series was published in 2017 (in English in 2018). Jens Lapidus lives in Stockholm with his wife, daughter and son.



The Stockholm Noir trilogyEdit

New seriesEdit

  • VIP-rummet (2014) (English Translation: "VIP-room")
  • STHLM Delete (2015) (English Translation: "Stockholm delete")
  • Topp dogg (2017) (English Translation: "Top dog")

Graphic NovelEdit

  • Gängkrig 145 (2009) (English Translation: "Gang War 145")

Short story collectionEdit

  • Mamma försökte (2012) (English Translation: "Mama Tried")[3]


External linksEdit