The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 296 ratings

The Good Knight Publisher's Summary

Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among the royal princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales....

The year is 1143, and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride's brother tasks his two best detectives - Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard - with bringing the killer to justice.

And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the political foundations of Wales.

©2011 Sarah Woodbury (P)2015 Sarah Woodbury
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  • Book 1

    • The Good Knight

    • The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    The year is 1143, and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride's brother tasks his two best detectives - Gareth, a knight, and Gwen, the daughter of the court bard - with bringing the killer to justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Good Knight

    • By Nicole on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Uninvited Guest

    • A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    It is the winter of 1143 and all is not well in the court of Owain, King of North Wales: His future in-laws are untrustworthy; the Norman lords on his eastern border are restless; and among his wedding guests lurks a cold-blooded killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haven't read the book but the audio was great

    • By Brianna on 06-26-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Fourth Horseman

    • A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    May 1144. Newly wedded, Gareth and Gwen travel across the border into England on a diplomatic mission with Prince Hywel of Wales. Within moments of their arrival, however, the mission goes awry and a murder case drops (literally) at their feet. Hindered at every turn by a climate of civil war and constantly shifting political alliances, Gareth and Gwen race to solve the murder and expose a plot that threatens not only their lives, but the life of the future king of England himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • quite enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Fallen Princess

    • The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Hallowmas 1144. With the harvest festival approaching, Gareth has returned from fighting in the south, hoping for a few months of peace with Gwen before the birth of their first child. But when an innocent foray to the beach turns up the murdered body of Prince Hywel's long lost cousin, a woman thought to have run away with a Dane five years earlier, it is Gareth and Gwen who are charged with discovering her killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haven't read the book but the audio was great

    • By Brianna on 11-12-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Unlikely Spy

    • A Gareth and Gwen Medieval Mystery, Volume 5
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Prince Hywel has called all the bards of Wales to him for a music festival to mark the third anniversary of his rule over Ceredigion. He has invited all the lords of Wales too, including his father, his uncle, and his neighbor to the south, King Cadell. But with the highborn also come the low: thieves, spies, and other hangers-on. And 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator is excellent

    • By Wadie on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • The Lost Brother

    • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    November 1146. Gwynedd is at war with Ranulf, Earl of Chester, who seeks to gain a foothold in Wales against the day peace finally comes to England. On the eve of King Owain's counter-assault on Mold Castle, the body of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Gwen is discovered buried in someone else's grave. Even in the midst of war, murder must be investigated, and it falls to Gareth and Gwen to bring the guilty to justice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • she goes so fast!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • The Renegade Merchant

    • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Determined to escape the gloom that has descended on Aber, 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 when John Fletcher, now deputy sheriff of Shrewsbury, asks Gareth to help him investigate a pool of blood for which he has no body, Gareth can't refuse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of this Medieval Mystery series

    • By Susan on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • The Unexpected Ally

    • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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, hopes for peace and calls both Madog and Owain to the negotiating table. Peace, however, is the last thing on Madog's mind. Recalcitrant, self-righteous, and angry, he sees King Owain's recent weakness as his opportunity and knows that Owain's own barons are circling like wolves, waiting for the chance to overthrow him.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • The Worthy Soldier

    • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    May 1147. Gareth and Gwen have traveled to Deheubarth in the retinue of Prince Hywel. 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • The Favored Son

    • A Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    November 1147. Gareth and Gwen have again been called to a castle belonging to Robert, Earl of Gloucester, this time by Prince Henry, who insists his uncle was murdered. Allying with Normans doesn’t come easily to Gareth and Gwen, but initial doubts are swept aside as more losses come to light. Because Robert's death has upended the balance of power in England, friends and foes alike have a vested interest in keeping the truth from coming out, and it is up to Gareth and Gwen to stop the killer before he claims another victim - and maybe a country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done

    • By George Pettus on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • The Viking Prince

    • The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Sarah Woodbury
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    May 1148. All Dublin is shocked by the murder of a prominent merchant, but only Prince Godfrid knows that the dead man was also a co-conspirator in his brother's plan to take the throne of Dublin. 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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love it!

    • By sus on 12-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95