Long reads

A Wake of Vultures


Do you like your crime fiction ‘cosy’?

Well, it’s set in a far from cosy location, but it’s not a blood, guts and violence story.

Set against a vividly painted African landscape, with walk-on parts for the wildlife, this is more than just a murder mystery, it’s an armchair safari.
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Professor Lamb – Lizzie – has dug up the jawbone of a rare ancient human in a remote African valley. Now the vultures of the fossil-hunting world are flying in, desperate to find more. One of the first to arrive is murdered. Was the ancient jawbone behind the death? Was it a case of mistaken identity? Or was the dead man mixed up in something far more disturbing – and dangerous?

The murder is just the beginning. As a wave of crime threatens to engulf the valley, Lizzie is determined to stop it in its tracks with the help of the eccentric boss of the local national park.


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The author

Mary Clare Earnshaw is a writer, blogger, business woman and former journalist, now living in the north west of England. She visits Zambia whenever possible with her archaeologist husband, Professor Larry Barham. The couple met in Swaziland when Mary was managing camp for an archaeological expedition and they have also spent time in Ghana. It is fair to say they caught the Africa bug together.