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Adam Croft

The Westerlea House Mystery

The Westerlea House Mystery

Kempston Hardwick (Book #2)

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Series: Kempston Hardwick (Book #2)

Release date: 5 August 2013

Pages: 200

ISBN: 9781912599721

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Oscar Whitehouse foretold his own death on live TV. Hours later, he's found dead in a locked room. But who killed him?

When TV psychic Oscar Whitehouse is found murdered inside a locked room, private detective Kempston Hardwick and his friend Ellis Flint are called in to investigate.

Within a matter of days, a second murder takes place in the small village of Tollinghill and a local resident claims she saw the already-dead Oscar Whitehouse at the scene, apparently alive and well. Hardwick and Flint realise they have more than just a conventional mystery in the village. Can they uncover the secret of the Tollinghill murders, before it’s too late?

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Kindle Customer

This was an incredible story, got me gripped as mystery’s are very good, couldn’t work any of it out. I found it better than book 1 in the series!


Adam Croft does it again.Kempston Hardwick is the sort of British curmudgeon John Thorpe would play to perfection (think Sweeny & Morse) - and if you are a fan of these shows, this one is right up your street. Fans of Christie and Midsomer Murders will also be well entertained by this gentle, tongue-in-cheek homage to the genre. Great character development - Ellis Flint is proving to be hours of fun.

Lucy Hayward

This was actually the first Kempston Hardwick book I read and I loved it enough to go back and read the others too. If you like a well crafted murder mystery without too much blood and gore, this is a book for you. Adam Croft is a great writer and presents well rounded and believable characters - whether they are major or minor players in the story. Definitely worth a read!!


Yet another great read from Adam Croft. Took me a while to find the time to get started on this one, but once I did I couldn't put it down! The usual great plot & characters I've come to expect from this author, I really do enjoy his books. Top stuff, I won't leave it as long this time to get started on the next one. 5 stars again.

Nigel Girling

Nicely written and kept me engaged throughout. I like the characters and can imagine them developing nicer over many further stories.