Kill Your Friends (novel)
Kill Your Friends is the first novel by the Scottish writer John Niven published in 2008 by William Heinemann.
Set in 1997 at the height of the British popular music scene, the protagonist, Steven Stelfox is unhappy about his current position as an A&R agent in the record company he works for in London. Stelfox, uninterested in most music, is jealous of his coworkers' success in finding successful fledgling musical acts and hatches a series of devious acts that leaves several dead on his road to self-fulfilled glory and recognition.
While the protagonist and plot have been compared to American Psycho, the satirical nature pointing out the money interests of the music industry has been the hysterically dark selling point of the novel.