Adam Croft

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Adam Croft
Nationality United Kingdom
Genre Crime, thriller, mystery

Adam Croft is an international best-selling writer of crime fiction. He has become one of the biggest-selling self-published authors in the world[1][2] and is a prominent advocate of independent publishing.



Croft has written more than fifteen books, including the Knight & Culverhouse crime thrillers and Kempston Hardwick mysteries. He has hit the USA Today bestseller list twice, with the Kempston Hardwick box set and his 2015 psychological thriller Her Last Tomorrow.[3][4] Although he had been writing and self-publishing professionally for five years when Her Last Tomorrow was released, the book was an instant success, allowing him to pay off his mortgage inside 20 weeks and winning him a book deal with Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing.[5][6] He has also had several plays published with Lazy Bee Scripts.[7]

As an advocate of self-publishing, he has often spoken out about the negative sides of traditional publishing[8] and in 2012 he responded angrily to Sue Grafton's comments that self-publishing was disrespectful and lazy. Grafton later apologised for her comments.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Adam Croft lives in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.[5]


Knight & Culverhouse

  • Too Close for Comfort (2011)
  • Guilty as Sin (2011)
  • Jack Be Nimble (2015)
  • Rough Justice (2015)
  • In Too Deep (2016)
  • In the Name of the Father (2016)

Kempston Hardwick Mysteries

  • Exit Stage Left (2011)
  • The Westerlea House Mystery (2013)
  • Death Under the Sun (2014)
  • The Thirteenth Room (2015)

Standalone Novels

  • Her Last Tomorrow (2015)
  • Only the Truth (2017)
  • In Her Image (2017)

Short Stories

  • Gone (2016)


  • Sleeping Dogs (2014)
  • Curtain Up! (2015)
  • Home, Sweet Home (2015)


  1. ^ "'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal | The Bookseller". Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Adam Croft: Books and Tips from a Bestseller | The Reading Lists". The Reading Lists. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Knight & Culverhouse Box Set". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Her Last Tomorrow". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  5. ^ a b Flood, Alison (2016-06-02). "From paying the bills, to £2,000 a day: making a killing from self-publishing". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  6. ^ "'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal | The Bookseller". Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  7. ^ "'Adam Croft's author page| Lazy Bee Scripts". Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  8. ^ "How to succeed as a self-published author – as it happened". The Guardian. 2016-06-13. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-06. 
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (2012-08-29). "Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-06.