Adam Croft

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Adam Croft
NationalityUnited Kingdom
GenreCrime, 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.

Work[edit]

Writing[edit]

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]

He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University of Bedfordshire in March 2018 'in recognition of his outstanding services to literature'.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Adam Croft lives in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

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)
  • With A Vengeance (2017)
  • Dead & Buried (2018)

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)
  • Tell Me I'm Wrong (2018)

Short Stories

  • Gone (2016)
  • Love You To Death (2017)
  • The Harder They Fall (2017)

Plays

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Adam Croft: Books and Tips from a Bestseller | The Reading Lists". The Reading Lists. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Knight & Culverhouse Box Set". USA TODAY. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Her Last Tomorrow". USA TODAY. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b Flood, Alison (2 June 2016). "From paying the bills, to £2,000 a day: making a killing from self-publishing". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  6. ^ "'Biggest-selling' self-published book of 2016 lands Amazon deal | The Bookseller". www.thebookseller.com. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ "'Adam Croft's author page| Lazy Bee Scripts". www.lazybeescripts.co.uk. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ "How to succeed as a self-published author – as it happened". The Guardian. 13 June 2016. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (29 August 2012). "Self-published authors react with anger to 'laziness' charge". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.beds.ac.uk/news/2018/march/graduations-continue-at-bedfordshire