Inspired by the Suffrajitsu graphic novel trilogy, Australian author Mark Lingane’s novella The Second-Story Girl is now available from Kindle Worlds. A significant proportion of the story is set at E.W. Barton-Wright’s Bartitsu Club, which, in the “world” of the Suffrajitsu stories, secretly serves as the gymnasium and headquarters of a group of suffragette activists and bodyguards known as Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons.
Here’s the synopsis:
London, 1910. Spoilt and wild, Genevieve Cranston is a party girl with little to live for when her reckless lifestyle flings into the gutters after the suspicious death of her father and the mysterious disappearance of her younger brother Lindsey.
Rescued, redeemed and trained for action by the radical suffragette Amazons, Genevieve will stop at nothing to find her missing brother. She is soon caught up in a dense web of deceit and double-dealing, as both sides of the political landscape manoeuvre to shape the future of the free world.
Time is running out, war is on the horizon and Genevieve needs to grow up fast. Lindsey is an important player in the game of cat and mouse, and with the aid of some gifted friends, Genevieve is hell-bent on saving him, and upon revenge.