Jens Lapidus (Swedish pronunciation: [jɛns laˈpiːdɵs]; born 24 May 1974) is a Swedish criminal defense lawyer and author. Lapidus made his writing debut in August 2006 with Snabba Cash, an account of the Stockholm underworld, 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 May 2009. While this project does tie into his previous novels, it is not the third part of the Stockholm Noir trilogy as some Swedish media has claimed. The third part was published in 2011 with the title Livet deluxe.  His writing has been compared to James Ellroy and Dennis Lehane. Jens Lapidus lives in Stockholm with his wife, daughter and son.