Prehistoric crime fighting
Caveman Noir is true to the noir genre with its cast of the Eldest’s daughter Zarina forced to be a PI or be banished, the inventor of the wheel who was savagely murdered, and Maru, an unlikeable man from the neighboring tribe with whom Zarina must cooperate. To work the case, she visits Maru’s village to undertake the job of finding the killer. But her job is complicated in that the entire tribe never wanted the secret of the wheel to get out. Many have motive in stopping the inventor in order to prevent disruption of the trade agreement between Maru’s tribe and Zarina’s. As Zarina investigates leads, she discovers how her own shaded past is knotted with the killer.
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This debut issue contains two other stories, a repeating history of murder in “Chasing August” and medical intrigue in “Death of a Medicine Man.” The issue is filled entirely with international submissions from the countries of India, England, and China.
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