his book contains a fascinating investigation into the “Gowrie Conspiracy”, by Andrew Lang. The conspiracy concerns the uncanny death of John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, which is shrouded in mystery to this day. This analysis of the notorious event will appeal to those with an interest in historical mysteries, and it is a veritable must-read for those looking for answers to the conspiracy. The chapters of this book include: “The Mystery and the Evidence”, “The Slaughter of the Ruthvens”, “The King’s Own Narrative”, “The Kings Narrative II”, “Henderson’s Narrative”, “The Strange Case of Mr. Robert Oliphant”, etcetera. Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, author, and literary critic. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.