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Jens Lapidus & Hedda Lapidus

Jens Lapidus (b. 1974), a former criminal defense lawyer, is one of the most talked about and bestselling Swedish author within crime literature. His debut Easy Money has been adapted into both films and TV-series. Hedda Lapidus (b. 1976) is a freelance journalist with an education within law. Together the married couple now write and create exciting, humorous and page turning books for the younger readers in the series about the Dillsta Gang.


Shortlisted for Sølvberget Library and Culture Center's Book of the Year Norway – Dillstaligan: Konstkuppen The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist 2020
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The Dillsta Gang

Jens Lapidus & Hedda Lapidus

The Dillsta Gang

Jens Lapidus


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‘The Dillsta Gang and the Vampire Heist’ published in Sweden

A new gang has presented itself in Dillsta, and they are a real scary gang of teenagers! There’s also something strange about them, apart from the fact that they’re teens. Why are they only out at night? Why are they so pale? And what is that red stuff they’re drinking, it can’t possibly be blood, can it? That would mean that they are… a vampire gang!

When the news spreads that the new gang is involved in drug sales, the Dillsta gang is faced with a more dangerous situation than usual. Perhaps they really should listen to the policeman Ali Svensson when he tells them to keep out of the way until the drug league has been arrested? As Zasha gets more and more scared, it becomes obvious that if anyone is going to catch the vampire gang it has to be the Dillsta gang! Time to shop for some garlic.

The Dillsta Gang and the Vampire Heist is the seventh installment in The Dillsta Gang series – fast-paced and fun books for younger readers by Jens and Hedda Lapidus.

‘The Dillsta Gang and the Hamster Heist’ published in Sweden

Jonathan, Bollan, and Zasha have their own band of thieves, the Dillsta Gang. Dillsta’s best and only gang! Until one day another gang appears in town, and have the audacity to evict the Dillsta Gang from their own headquarters. That is not even the worst part, because left in the headquarter is Vickan, Bollan’s beloved hamster!

Zasha does not care all that much about Vickan, but is rather more worried about the soda that has also been left behind. Jonathan realizes that something must be done, it is time to plan a heist! To get into the headquarter and save Vickan, the gang needs to build a ladder in the backyard, and to do that they need to “borrow” some planks from a construction site nearby… Everything goes according to plan, until someone gets it into their head that the borrowed planks are part of the wave of break-ins that is tormenting the city. But the Dillsta Gang is innocent! Question is if their dodgy rivals, on the other hand, could have something to do with the break-ins?

The Dillsta Gang and the Hamster Heist is the sixth installment in The Dillsta Gang series – fast-paced and fun books for younger readers by Jens and Hedda Lapidus.