Peter Laws is an author, journalist, film critic and YouTube horror host. He's also a church minister with a taste for the macabre. He's the creator of the acclaimed Matt Hunter series of horror tinged crime thrillers. Hunter is an ex-vicar turned atheist academic, who helps the police solve religiously motivated crimes. The first in the series, 'Purged', had Matt on the trail of a Christian serial killer, who fast tracks his victims to heaven by baptising them, then killing straight after. The sequel, 'Unleashed', pulls Matt into a world of poltergeists and the supernatural, though he insists a flesh and blood killer is at work. Unleashed won 'Thriller of the Year' in the Fully Booked awards for 2017. In the third Matt Hunter novel, 'Severed', Matt has to contend with a bizarre pseudo Christian cult.
He's also the author of the acclaimed non-fiction book The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters Ghosts Death and Gore. It's available from Icon Books in the UK and Skyhorse in the US.
He writes a monthly column in the print magazine The Fortean Times and hosts the popular podcast and YouTube show The Flicks That Church Forgot which reviews scary films from a theological perspective. He also does quirky cover versions of obscure horror songs on there, so why not drop by. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZZklJNcUEZplFDboNho6g
Each of his novels also have a companion soundtrack album, filled with original music composed especially for the story. Find those at Bandcamp by searching for Peter Laws. The score for Purged was recently nominated for the award for Best Score of 2017, from Reel Music.
He regularly speaks at churches and events and may be available to speak at your event, if you'd like to get in touch.
Peter's literary agent is Joanna Swainson of Hardman and Swainson.