This is the third book in the Abbey Mysteries series, which is about thirteen-year-old Gwyneth Mason and her younger brother, Hereward, who live in Glastonbury, England, in 1190.
Gwyneth Mason and her brother, Hereward, live in the town of Glastonbury, England, where their parents run an inn, in the year 1190. Ever since a fire several years ago, the Glastonbury Abbey is no longer attracting pilgrims, and as a result, the town has become poor. While the Abbey is being rebuilt, there is a wonderful discovery -- the bones of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere are found buried in the courtyard. Gwyneth knows this miraculous find will bring visitors to the Abbey again, and thus improve life for everyone in Glastonbury. But when the bones are stolen, all hope seems lost. Gwyneth and Hereward are determined not to give up, and set out to solve the mystery themselves.
THE BURIED CROSS starts off a wonderful new Medieval mystery series for kids. Readers who enjoy other historical mystery series, such as The Roman Mysteries, are sure to enjoy this new series as well. I truly enjoyed the likable characters and unique setting of this book, and I look forward to reading future books in the series.