A Case of Distrust is a minimalist noir story
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It doesnt take much to evoke the sense of a place. The right sound or the right look can be transportive, putting you in a location youve maybe never even been before, yet still intuitively understand. A Case of Distrust does this not by calling on cultural touchstones from its time period, but works by evoking a nostalgic style from the 50s that was used to invoke the 20s.
A Case of Distrust takes place in San Francisco in 1925, and puts you in the shoes of newly minted private detective, former SFPD officer Phyllis…