Books by Jens Lapidus

TOP DOG by Jens Lapidus
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Part sequel, part rehash of unfinished business from Stockholm Delete. As in Faulkner, the past in Lapidus isn't even past—and although it's not dead, it's more than capable of killing the living."
Talk about your star-crossed lovers. When Lapidus reunites Teddy Maksumic, who served eight years for a kidnapping he didn't commit, with newly independent lawyer Emelie Jansson, it's every man, woman, and child for themselves. Read full book review >
Released: April 18, 2017

"A murky, repetitious, grueling dip into a sink of iniquity as immersive as a weeklong Berlitz seminar in crime that turns out to be a paean to loyalty in all its improbable guises."
The author of the Stockholm Noir trilogy (Life Deluxe, 2014, etc.) uses a violent but enigmatic crime scene as the entrée to layer upon layer of criminal intrigue, past, present, and future. Read full book review >
LIFE DELUXE by Jens Lapidus
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Through it all, Lapidus wastes no opportunity to explore the labyrinthine affinities between his heroes and villains. Better put aside the whole weekend for this guided tour of his Swedish hell."
The conclusion to Lapidus' monstrously ambitious Stockholm Noir trilogy (Never Fück Up, 2013, etc.) is every bit as dark, sprawling, rambunctious and volcanic as you'd expect.Read full book review >
NEVER FUCK UP by Jens Lapidus
Released: June 18, 2013

"Outsized, low-minded, mannered (at least in English translation) and often downright tedious. But there's no doubt that Lapidus creates a dark world that feels, while you're immersed in it, like the whole world."
Amazing. The cleansing violence that swept through Stockholm in Easy Money (2012) has left the city no safer for three misfits who seem incapable of heeding this sequel's title. Read full book review >
EASY MONEY by Jens Lapidus
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"The closest models for this sprawling, ambitious debut are gangster movies from Scarface to Mesrine."
Three small-timers claw their way to the top of Stockholm's vast cocaine empire, with predictably mixed results. Read full book review >