Intrigue, rivalry, and treachery among princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain Gwynedd, the king of North Wales. His two best detectives, Gareth & Gwen, are tasked with keeping the mayhem to a minimum and bringing murders to justice.
The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries Boxed set contains the first four books (three novels and a novella) in the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Bard's Daughter, and The Fourth Horseman.
Intrigue and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of the king of north Wales. When a royal groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice. The Good Knight is the first Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Bard’s Daughter is a 22,000 word prequel novella to the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries:
Gwen has spent her life traveling through Wales, following the music. When her father is accused of murdering his friend, and the lord of the castle appears uninterested in discovering the real culprit, it is up to Gwen to clear her father’s name before her father’s music is silenced … forever.
It is the winter of 1143 and a cold-blooded killer lurks among King Owain's wedding guests. Putting their own marriage plans on hold, Gareth and Gwen race to separate truth from lies, friends from foes, and unravel the mystery before King Owain—and his new bride—fall victim to their uninvited guest.
The Uninvited Guest is the second Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
May 1144. Gareth and Gwen travel across the border into England on a diplomatic mission with Prince Hywel of Wales. When a murder case drops at their feet within moments of their arrival, they race to expose a plot that threatens not only their lives, but the life of the future King of England himself.
The Fourth Horseman is the third Gareth and Gwen medieval mystery.
Hallowmas 1144. The murdered body of Prince Hywel’s long lost cousin, a woman thought to have run away with a Dane five years earlier, turns up on a beach. The trail has long since gone cold until the investigation threatens to expose dangerous truths that everyone from king to killer would prefer to keep buried.
The Fallen Princess is the fourth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
August 1146. Prince Hywel has invited all the bards and lords of Wales to a music festival. But with the highborn come the low: thieves, spies, and other hangers-on. When a murderer strikes as the festival starts, Gareth and Gwen are charged with discovering his identity—before the death of a peasant shakes the throne of a king.
The Unlikely Spy is the fifth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
November 1146. When an investigation murder uncovers treason at the highest levels of King Owain’s court, Gareth and Gwen must come to terms with unprecedented treachery—and a villain whose crimes can never be forgiven.
The Lost Brother is the sixth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
March 1147. Gareth and Gwen travel to Shrewsbury in an attempt to find answers about Rhun’s death, about the whereabouts and plans of Prince Cadwaladr, and about Gwen’s family ties to England. But as always seems to be the case with Gwynedd’s foremost investigators—when they go looking for answers, trouble is never far behind.
The Renegade Merchant is the seventh Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
March 1147. Assassination, espionage, betrayal. King Owain has ridden east to confront King Madog of Powys with the attempt on the life of his son. Rhys, now abbot of St. Kentigern’s monastery, is desperate to broker a deal. When the body of a royal spy is found, it is up to Gareth and Gwen to find the killer before the wrong man is hanged—and a country lost.