• The Thirteenth Room

    Over two weeks, three guests enter Room 13 at the Manor Hotel, but none comes out alive...

    When a married man seemingly kills himself at a local hotel, Kempston Hardwick is not so sure the death was suicide.

    As he tries to convince the police to investigate, Kempston yet again throws himself into an investigation where all is not as it seems, but not before the Manor Hotel is home to more suspicious deaths...

Adam Croft

By day, Adam is a writer and actor. By night, he is asleep. He enjoys sunshine, Hobnobs and talking about himself in the third person.

In terms of his books, Adam principally writes crime fiction and is best known for the Kempston Hardwick mysteries and Knight & Culverhouse thrillers.

His plays are somewhat (read: very) different, focusing on the subtext behind personal relationships as well as exploring themes of world politics and human ethics.

As an actor, he takes whatever he can get.

His work has won him critical acclaim as well as three Amazon bestsellers, with his Kempston Hardwick mystery books being adapted as audio plays starring some of the biggest names in British TV.

His books have been bought and enjoyed all over the world, and have topped a number of booksellers’ sales charts.

“Adam Croft is one of the best new writers in Britain.”Stephen Leather, author of the internationally best-selling Spider Shepherd thrillers.

“Adam Croft’s work contains all the essential mystery elements — enjoyable characters, fascinating locations, clues galore, and an ending you don’t see coming! Kempston Hardwick has joined the ranks of the best-loved fictional British detectives.”Stephen Booth, author of the internationally best-selling Cooper & Fry crime novels.

“Quirky and different. Make sure your sense of humour is firing on all cylinders!”Lesley Cookman, author of the internationally best-selling Libby Serjeant mystery series.