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How to kill your friends - BOOK OUT 31.10.19

How to kill your friends a psychological thriller set in Barcelona OUT NOW. Who needs enemies when you have friends...... 

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An addictive, psychological, crime thriller set in Barcelona, by Phil Kurthausen.

Who needs enemies when you have friends?


Meredith is a young underachiever, living in a squalid apartment, struggling to stay one step ahead of her landlord and the law when she meets a man from her past who offers her a way out and a chance to start over.

Having worked her way into the lives of the rich and privileged, Meredith will do just about anything to preserve her new lifestyle.


There is something about Meredith....but just how far is she prepared to go? 


How To Kill Your Friends is a fast-moving psychological thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat. 
'Don't let me in' by Phil Kurthausen


A dark, psychological thriller by

Phil Kurthausen 

How do you escape when you've set your own trap? 


From behind the locked door of her home, Sarah broadcasts her popular podcast. When she starts to seek the truth about the murder of a teenage girl 12 years earlier, she soon finds herself the centre of unwanted attention.


While trying to manage her agoraphobia, as well as the online trolls and her family life Sarah begins to uncover some uncomfortable facts relating to the cold case.


As she edges closer to accusing someone of the murder, the online threats soon become physical and as the outside world draws closer and closer to her front door threatening her home, her family and her life, Sarah must decide between fight or flight….

The Silent Pool by Phil Kurthausen



Religion, money, and power entwine with a crime from the past in this debut by Phil Kurthausen.

A city is bankrupt, its men are being murdered and conflicts between religion and secularism are running high.


Phil Kurthausen fuses these compelling elements into ‘The Silent Pool’ – a thrilling new novel that has inspired a myriad of celebrities to sing their praises for this stunning debut.

Sudden Death by Phil Kurthasen



A brave, wickedly compelling novel by Phil Kurthausen.

Jaded lawyer Erasmus Jones has been hired to protect the footballing world’s latest protégé but real danger lays in wait with his lost love's daughter and her relationship with her anonymous Internet boyfriend.


Thrust into the hedonistic world of the football elite, Erasmus discovers a sinister underbelly to the beautiful game, riddled with corruption, deceit…..and murder.

In The Press


Totally un-putdownable .....quite outstanding.


 Author and former politician.

Wonderfully written, tightly written: Erasmus Jones is like Jack Reacher…wonderful.



This pulls you in at 100 mph. [The] sense of place is terrific. A great central character. I love Erasmus Jones.


Novelist, actor and television screenwriter.




Phil Kurthausen is the best selling author of psychological and crime thriller novels including the stand-alone novel 'Don't let me in' and the Erasmus Jones series. 


He has travelled the world working as a light bulb repair technician, a flower salesman, a lawyer and, though scared of heights, he painted Sydney Harbour Bridge. He once put Ken Dodd in a headlock for being annoying. 


His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 extra, he has published short stories and his novel ‘The Silent Pool’ won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins People’s Novelist Competition broadcast on ITV and it was later shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012.


More recently 'The Silent Pool' has been Apple book of the month and his next psychological thriller 'How to kill your friends' is OUT NOW. 


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Phil is currently lives in Barcelona. 



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Brexit's game of thrones - Spiked

23 MAY 2019

Westeros has started to look a little like Brexit Britain. 


Game of Thrones reached its thrilling climax on Sunday night/Monday morning, wrapping up nine years of intrigue, deceit, double-dealing and betrayal.  Read more HERE


Blog Blitz

OCTOBER 2018  

Phil Kurthausen is on the Blog Blitz tour ahead of the launch of his new book 'Don't let me in' on the 22nd October 2018


Follow the Bloggers @Bloodhoundbook @Philkurthausen The Blog Blitz. 

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The writing life of Phil Kurthausen

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The Chester Chronicle



Chester Lawyer set for a career change after reaching final of writing competition Read more HERE

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The Silent Pool - by Phil Kurthausen




OUT NOW The Silent Pool by Phil Kurthausen. 

It is a time of austerity. Financial cuts are biting hard and the once, great City of Liverpool finds itself almost bankrupt.....Buy NOW

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31st OCTOBER 2019


Who needs friends when you have enemies?


"You see their lives every day, they SHOW you it, they FLAUNT it, you WANT it"......



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Don't let me in


Don't let me in, officially OUT NOW, 22nd October 2018 'Don't let me in' by Phil Kurthausen, BUY HERE

Phil Kurthausen Crime books

Bloodhound Books

JUNE 2018


Bloodhound Books sign Phil Kurthausen Read more HERE


The Silent Pool Blog Tour




Phil Kurthausen - The Silent Pool blog tour, hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. Follow the tour here @NeverlandBT


Sudden Death -Erasmus Jones series Book 2


Out now, The Erasmus Jones series, Book 2 on Kindle. 


Thrust into the hedonistic world of the football elite, Erasmus discovers a sinister underbelly to the beautiful game. Riddled with corruption, deceit…and murder! 


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Sony Radio Academy Awards - The Chain Gang

APRIL 2007


Radio series awarded Bronze in the Sony Radio Academy Awards' The Competition Award category.


The Chain Gang is a British radio series broadcast on the digital radio station BBC7. There have so far been two series, the first in 2004 and the second in 2007. Discover more HERE

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