First published in 1904, this volume contains a collection of 12 essays written by Scottish author Andrew Lang dealing with various baffling historical mysteries, including the famous Gowrie conspiracy and much-investigated case of Elizabeth Canning. A fantastic collection of detailed examinations concerning some the world's most unsolvable secrets not to be missed by mystery lovers and those with an interest in true crime and history. Contents include: "The Case of Elizabeth Canning", "The Murder of Escovedo", "The Campden Mystery", "The Case of Allan Breck", "The Cardinal's Necklace", "The Mystery of Kaspar", "Hauser: The Child of Europe", "The Gowrie Conspiracy", "The Strange Case of Daniel Dunglas Home", "The Case of Captain Green", "Queen Oglethorpe", "The Chevalier D' on", "Saint-Germain the Deathless", etc. Andrew Lang FBA (1844-1912) was a Scottish novelist, poet, literary critic, and anthropologist most famous for as a collector of fairy tales and folklore. Other notable works by this author include: "The Blue Fairy Book" (1889), "Ballades and Rhymes" (1911), and "Method in the Study of Totemism" (1911). Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.