Allison & Busby acquire Peter Laws’ fourth Matt Hunter novel

We are delighted to announce that Allison & Busby have acquired world English language rights to the fourth novel in the gripping Matt Hunter series from Joanna Swainson, which sees the ex-minister assisting the police in investigation surrounding unusual crimes.

Severed, the third instalment in the series was published by Allison & Busby in January 2019, and sees Matt Hunter drawn into the dangerous world of a religious cult, after a vicar is brutally attacked by his son in front of a stunned congregation at a village church.

Peter Laws is an ordained Baptist minister with a taste for the macabre. His Master’s Degree Thesis explored the religious themes found in films and stories that frighten or disturb us. It was shortlisted for a theology prize. He writes a monthly column in the print magazine The Fortean Times and also hosts the popular podcast The Flicks That Church Forgot which reviews thriller and horror films from a theological perspective. He regularly speaks and preaches at churches and events. He lives with his family in Bedfordshire.