Oxford Medieval Mysteries
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  • 1
    The Bookseller's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 1 | Ann Swinfen

    The Bookseller's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ann Swinfen
    • Narrated By Philip Battley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William's death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot.

    Held my interest, excellent historical background

    This is my kind of book. The story depended on a well-drawn world of a medieval bookseller and his relationship with Oxford instructors and students. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2017 by Marcheta (Virginia Beach, VA, United States)
  • 2
    The Novice's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 2 | Ann Swinfen

    The Novice's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ann Swinfen
    • Narrated By Philip Battley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When the novice Emma Thorgold goes missing from Godstow Abbey in the summer of 1353, the hunt is on throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Bookseller Nicholas Elyot and scholar Jordain Brinkylsworth are anxious to help the girl, but her stepfather has other intentions. Why is he so determined to shut her away for life? Or worse? And will she be found unharmed?

    Disappointing Second Book

    I was very disappointed in this book. I had high hopes for the series after reading the first book. In a sense this book takes up the tale where the l..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2017 by Judith A. Weller (LaVale, MD United States)
  • 3
    The Huntsman's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Volume 3 | Ann Swinfen

    The Huntsman's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ann Swinfen
    • Narrated By Philip Battley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oxford, late summer, 1353. On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas. But the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the fatal arrow. Can Nicholas uncover the real killer before it is too late?

    Great story and narration!

    I was so pleased to see that the third story in the series was now available on audible.com. Philip Battley is one of my favorite narrators. He makes ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 18 2017 by Krista Faxon Atkeson ()
  • 4
    The Merchant's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 4 | Ann Swinfen

    The Merchant's Tale: Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ann Swinfen
    • Narrated By Philip Battley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oxford, Autumn 1353. St. Frideswide's Fair is a great annual event in Oxford, bringing together merchants and buyers from all over England and Wales, and from as far away as Flanders and France. Yet the earnings from the fair, granted to the Priory of St. Frideswide centuries before, are resented by the town, and resentment can turn to violence. Under the unscrupulous Prior de Hungerford, even more trouble is brewing.

    Engaging stories

    This is the 4th book in the series and is as engaging and fun to read as the first three, suitable for younger readers as well as older. The plots ar..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 23 2017 by Holly Dougherty ()