Mary Earnshaw

Mary Earnshaw

From Pakistan To Preston

earnshawawakeofvulturescoverresizedA Wake of Vultures

Fossil-hunters, murder & mystery – a cracking combination

Set in a vast river valley in deepest Africa, this tale of rivalry, greed and death blends the classic, Agatha Christie-style brain teaser with the fun of an Indiana Jones movie.

It all begins with an innocent little walk in the park and now…
Professor Lizzie Lamb’s in big trouble. Last year she 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 altogether more disturbing – and dangerous?

The murder is just the beginning. As a wave of crime threatens to engulf the isolated valley, Lizzie is determined to stop it in its tracks.


This book is inspired by Mary’s experiences (excluding murder!) in Zambia with her husband, archaeologist Professor Larry Barham of Liverpool University. Quarter of the profits from this book will go to Liverpool University’s Africa Endowment Fund