P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St. Andrews and is an acknowledged expert on the occult. His other books include Witchcraft: A History (Tempus 2004), Wizards: A History (Tempus 2004), The Occult in Early Modern Europe: A Documentary History, and Satan's Conspiracy: Magic & Witchcraft in Sixteenth Century Scotland. He is currently writing An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch-Hunt 1658-1662, also for Tempus. He lives in St. Andrews.
'The lurid tales of orgies and other debauchery told by these individuals still make for shocking reading today' THE DAILY MAIL 'A grim story of Renaissance witchfinders' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE. 'A learned, informative, at times very subtle book, yet one which is eminently readable' JAMES SHARPE, author of Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in England, and Dick Turpin.