P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St. Andrews. He is an acknowledged expert on the occult and his other books include Satan's Conspiracy: Magic & Witchcraft in Sixteenth Century Scotland, Witchcraft: A History ('Combines scholarly rigour with literary flair' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY), Witch Hunters ('The lurid tales of orgies and other debauchery told by these individuals still make for shocking reading today' THE DAILY MAIL) and Wizards: A History. He lives in St. Andrews.
"A fascinating, detailed account of the characters, the accusations, their trials and their subsequent fates." "The Dumfries and Galloway Standard""