A Case of Distrust

A Case of Distrust

Year:  2018

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  Moby Games, Steam, Adventure Gamers

A Case of Distrust is a detective noir mystery set in San Francisco in 1924. You take the role of Phyllis Malone, a private detective hired to investigate a threatening letter sent to a small-time bootlegger. There are 10 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below.

Opening an Investigation

Home

Examine the ice box in the back room to see that it is empty. Talk to the cat and contradict it:

  • Evidence: Home - Ice box No Food Here

Answer the door to meet Connor Green, who will give you a letter. Look at everything else in your apartment, then use the door on the right to leave.

Southern Coffee

Pick up the bottle of wine on the counter and talk to Frankie, until you are interrupted by Mrs Green. When prompted, try to convince her you are a PI:

  • Evidence: Home - Notebook

After finishing your conversations with Mrs Green and Frankie, look at everything else here. Talk to Frankie:

  • Evidence: Southern Coffee - Cocktail shaker Pour Me Another

Head up the stairs on the right to leave, and you will get some suggestions from Frankie On the Job.

Stable's Barber Shop

Look around the shop at everything, then talk to Redstone Stable:

  • Evidence: Stable's Barber Shop - Picture frame My Zaide
  • Evidence: Home - Green's letter
  • Statements: Connor Green - Suspects Redstone Stable

Leave through the door to the left.

Tin Spoon Lounge

When you are asked for a password to enter, use this:

  • Evidence: Southern Coffee - Bottle with poem

Upstairs, look at everything in the room, then talk to Tiny Paul:

  • Evidence: The Tin Spoon - Password Becoming Learned
  • Evidence: The Tin Spoon - Wine bottle
  • Evidence: Home - Green's letter
  • Statements: Connor Green - Suspects Redstone Stable

Leaving through the door to the left.

Green's House

Try to rouse Mrs Green, but she won't respond to you. Make sure you search the house before leaving.

Police Station

Shipman here will tell you the letter is a fake, and will promise to call you with any information.

Southern Coffee

Talk to Frankie, and if you have already spoken to Tiny Paul about the wine at the Tin Spoon Lounge, you will end up receiving a call from Shipman. Show him the following:

  • Evidence: Green House - Tickets to St. Louis

Talk to him about the tickets to St Louis from Green's House. Head up the stairs on the right to leave, and you will get some more useful help from Frankie.

Sudden Events

Police Station

Your journey here will be interrupted Vision.

Home

You will automatically end up here.

Police Station

You will briefly see Mrs Green and then talk to Grant and Shipman.

The Real Case

Green's House

Before asking questions, look at the hat on the stand to the left. Now talk to Mrs Green:

  • Statements: Connor Green - Got a threatening letter
  • Statements: Mrs Green - Mrs Green's gray coat
  • Statements: Mrs Green - Arrival at Southern Coffee
  • Statements: Mrs Green - Singer at the Tin Spoon (then ask where she was raised) A Broken Levi
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Black Hand letter is fake
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green died at midnight
  • Evidence: Green House - Empty bottles
  • Evidence: Green House - Wilting plant
  • Evidence: Green House - Hat

Tin Spoon Lounge

After meeting Fred Grant on the way in, look at the billiards table to see the cards on the table, then talk to Ella Smith:

  • Evidence: Home - Newspaper The Capital
  • Evidence: The Tin Spoon - Cards on the table
  • Evidence: The Tin Spoon - Paul wasn't here
  • Statements: Ella Smith - She was holding back tears
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green died at midnight
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green was killed with a .45
  • Statements: Ella Smith - Smith is Chinese

Stable's Barber Shop

Here you will meet Ray Carter. Talk to him:

  • Evidence: Home - Newspaper Das Kapital
  • Evidence: The Tin Spoon - Cards on the table
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green died at midnight
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green was killed with a .45
  • Statements: Ella Smith - Fanny wasn't in the pool hall at midnight

Tanforan Racetrack

Search the area and you will find a gun in the trash can, then Redstone Stable will arrive. Ask him about the following:

  • Evidence: Stable's Barber Shop - Stable wasn't here
  • Evidence: Stable's Racetrack - Gun
  • Statements: Redstone Stable - Had known my name
  • Statements: Redstone Stable - Claims he doesn't bootleg
  • Statements: Ray Carter - Sitting in Stable's barber chair
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green's Oakland past is a lie
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green died at midnight

Leave by going through the turnstile on the right.

Tin Spoon Lounge

Talk to Ella Smith again:

  • Statements: Ray Carter - Ella flings herself at Paul

Tiny Paul's Apartment

Look around the room, then talk to Tiny Paul:

  • Statements: Connor Green - Has a new bootlegging scheme
  • Statements: Mrs Green - Singer at The Tin Spoon
  • Evidence: Green House - Wilting plant
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green died at midnight
  • Statements: Sam Shipman - Green was killed with a .45
  • Statements: Ella Smith - Most Tin Spoon patrons had guns

Tanforan Racetrack

Talk to Redstone Stable once more:

  • Statements: Tiny Paul - Stable hadn't slept all night

Stable's Barber Shop

Talk to Ray Carter again:

  • Statements: Redstone Stable - The Tin Spoon has a back exit

Tin Spoon Lounge

Return to talk to Ella Smith:

  • Statements: Redstone Stable - The Tin Spoon has a back exit

Tiny Paul's Apartment

Ask Tiny Paul some more questions:

  • Statements: Ella Smith - The Tin Spoon has a back exit
  • Statements: Ella Smith - Smith is in love with Paul
  • Evidence: Paul's Apartment - Holster
  • Evidence: Stable's Racetrack - Gun
  • Statements: Tiny Paul - Someone close could snag his gun

Green's House

Continue your interrogation of Mrs Green:

  • Statements: Ella Smith - Fanny wasn't in the pool hall at midnight
  • Statements: Tiny Paul - Paul is an admirer of Mrs Green
  • Statements: Ella Smith - The Tin Spoon has a back exit
  • Statements: Mrs Green - Mrs Green had no alibi

Now you can accuse her of the murder.

  • Means - Statements: Tiny Paul - Someone close could snag his gun
  • Motive - Statements: Mrs Green - She was having an affair with Paul
  • Opportunity - Statements: Mrs Green - Mrs Green had no alibi

Southern Coffee

Talk to Frankie one last time Master Sleuth.