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Title: The Hourglass Factory

Author: Lucy Ribchester

Year: 2015

Genre: historical fiction, mystery

1912 London, a corsetted acrobatic suffragette disappears in mysterious circumstances. Journalist Frankie George teams up with snake charmer and belly dancer Milly Barton to find the acrobat, Ebony Diamond, before they accidentally land themselves in jail - or worse, get involved in the plot that sent Ebony on the run. 

Warnings For: graphic descriptions of torture, historically accurate misogyny and sexism, queer baiting.