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Dark Horse and Berger Books invite you to uncover the secrets of RUBY FALLS

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Small towns seem to hold the biggest secrets. Dark Horse Comics has announced Ruby Falls, a new murder mystery from the Karen Berger-curated Berger Books imprint. The four-issue miniseries is written by Ann Nocenti, and features the first American work by Italian artist Flavia Biondi, with colors by Lee Loughridge.
Here’s the publisher’s description for the series:

Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and 20-something Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the “disappearance” of Betty Gallagher, who was infamous for her progressive ways during the mobster-ruled heyday of this old mining town. The dim details of this cold-case murder are trapped in the mind of Lana’s grandmother Clara, who suffers from dementia. When Clara starts to share these deeply-buried, violent memories with her, Lana is hooked. She becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it means snapping the minds of everyone involved, splintering the peaceful town— and putting herself in grave danger.

This is Nocenti’s second series for Berger Books; the first, The Seeds, has yet to finish, though in a tweet back in March artist David Aja did promise the series would wrap up later this year. Flavia Biondi’s graphic novel, La Generazione, was translated into English and published as Generations by Lion Forge back in 2017.
Check out a teaser image for Ruby Falls, as well as the full press release announcement from Dark Horse, below. The first issue of the series is due in stores in October.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. (May 16, 2019)—From legendary writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Daredevil), extraordinary new talent Flavia Biondi (Italian artist of La Generazione making her American comics debut), and acclaimed colorist Lee Loughridge (Olivia Twist, Briggs Land) comes Ruby Falls: a neo-noir tale of love, memory, and murder mysteriously woven through three generations of women, and hinging on their individual, intertwined fights for freedom. Ruby Falls, the new four-issue miniseries, is the latest addition to Karen Berger’s critically acclaimed imprint at Dark Horse Comics.
Ruby Falls is a sleepy town. But sleep brings nightmares, and 20-something Lana is about to wake up in the middle of her hometown’s biggest secret: the “disappearance” of Betty Gallagher, who was infamous for her progressive ways during the mobster-ruled heyday of this old mining town. The dim details of this cold-case murder are trapped in the mind of Lana’s grandmother Clara, who suffers from dementia. When Clara starts to share these deeply-buried, violent memories with her, Lana is hooked. She becomes obsessed with cracking the case, even if it means snapping the minds of everyone involved, splintering the peaceful town— and putting herself in grave danger.
Ruby Falls is a new kind of noir—a dazzling and unforgettably modern murder mystery with a feminist edge; a story of risk, adventure, passion and trust… until the Ruby Falls river runs red again. The first issue of Ruby Falls goes on sale October 2, 2019. Visit DarkHorse.com for more information.

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