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 Bard’s Daughter is a prequel 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.
Join Gareth & Gwen in their first mystery together ...
Complete Series reading order: The Good Knight, The Uninvited Guest, The Fourth Horseman, The Fallen Princess, The Unlikely Spy, The Lost Brother, The Renegade Merchant, The Unexpected Ally, The Worthy Soldier, The Favored Son, The Viking Prince. Also The Bard's Daughter (prequel novella).
Gareth has returned from the south, and Gwen is overjoyed to find their bond as strong as ever, but all is not well in the court of Owain, King of north Wales. Gareth and Gwen's wedding plans will have to wait while the pair 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.
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.
May 1147. The Prince of Gwynedd has temporarily allied himself with King Cadell and his Norman relations in order to finally evict the hated Flemings from south Wales. But while the battle goes well, the celebratory feast afterwards does not, leaving Gareth and Gwen among the few left standing. And it is to them, as always, that the investigation falls and on whom peace in Wales may well depend.
November 1147. Called again to England, this time because Prince Henry fears his uncle was murdered, Gareth and Gwen must stop the killer before he claims another victim—and maybe a country. The Favored Son is the tenth Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
May 1148. With death stalking his every move, Godfrid must call upon new friends and old to find the killer--and with their help uncover a conspiracy stretching beyond Dublin's walls to every kingdom in Ireland.
Join Godfrid the Dane for murder and mayhem in medieval Dublin in The Viking Prince, the 11th Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
August 1148. The wedding of Godfrid and Cait promises to be the event of the year, and even Gwen has made the journey across the Irish Sea to celebrate. But when a monk turns up dead within moments of Gareth and Gwen’s arrival in Ireland, the pair put on their sleuthing hats and get to work, racing to solve the mystery before it ruins Godfrid's big day.