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A Slip of the Tongue
SOTT LA-NOIRE
Information
Desk Traffic
Clues 18
Persons of Interest 6
Questions 21
Locations 6 West Second Street
Coombs Automotive Co.
146 North Fremont Avenue
Central Police Station
Western Union Office
Marquee Printing Company
58 Industrial Street
Date January 29, 1947
Progression
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A Marriage Made in Heaven The Fallen Idol
"Let me shoot this guy, please?"
―Stefan Bekowsky
A Slip of the Tongue is a Traffic case in L.A. Noire. It was a pre-order bonus from Wal-Mart in Canada and the US and Play in the UK. According to Play.com, it came with the game soundtrack. JB Hi Fi Australia and New Zealand also have this case exclusive to JB Hi Fi pre-orders. It is now a story case in the The Complete Edition of the game.

DescriptionEdit

A seemingly run of the mill car theft ends up sparking an explosive investigation into the largest auto fraud racket the city has ever seen.

Persons of InterestEdit

ObjectivesEdit

  • Investigate Stolen Vehicle Report
  • Investigate Coombs Automotive
  • Investigate Jean Archer's Address
  • Trace Address for Marquee Printing
  • Investigate Marquee Printing
  • Interrogate James Belasco
  • Apprehend Jean Archer
  • Investigate 58 Industrial Street
  • Apprehend Gordon Leitvol

Achievements and TrophiesEdit

WalkthroughEdit

Captain Leary informs you that a stolen vehicle from the hot sheet has been spotted.

6 West Second StreetEdit

When you get there, a short cutscene will occur before you'll have to chase the driver. Disable his vehicle before he is stopped by uniformed backup in order to earn the Nowhere in a Hurry Achievement/Trophy.

Interview Cliff Harrison:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Vehicle reported as stolen Truth Clue Harrison's ownership papers
Motive for flight Doubt
Vehicle purchase details Truth POI Richard Coombs

This is where you get the first pinkslip for the Racing For Pinks Achievement

Coombs Automotive Co.Edit

Once you get there, you'll be greeted with a sales pitch from the owner, Richard Coombs. He'll tell you not to take another step, but you'll have to go to him in order to proceed. After a short cutscene, you follow him into his office where he'll give you two new clues:

Stencil Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Aslipofthetongue pink slip On Richard Coombs desk.
Clue CluesPOI P.O.I'sObjective Objectives
Archer's ownership papersJean ArcherInvestigate Jean Archer's Address
Trace Address for Marquee Printing
Legitimate pink slip, made out to Jean Archer of 146 North Fremont Avenue.
Aslipofthetongue bill On Richard Coombs desk.
Clue Clues
Bill of sale
Coombs Auto bill of sale, two-tone Kaiser Frazer, made out to Cliff Harrison.

This is where you get the second pinkslip for the Racing For Pinks Achievement

Interview Richard Coombs:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Details of transaction Truth Clue Check
Description of suspect Truth POI Jean Archer (Updated)
Association with Marquee Truth Objective Investigate Marquee Printing
Check payment details Doubt
Suspicious transaction Doubt


Before leaving, use the nearby gamewell or just get in your car to use the police radio.

146 North Fremont AvenueEdit

When you arrive, you'll discover that the registered address is an empty lot.

Central Police StationEdit

Speak with the watch commander before going to interview James Belasco in room 2.

Interview James Belasco:Edit

Before you get to ask him questions, he'll give you another clue:

Stencil Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Aslipofthetongue pink slip On the table in interview room 2.
Clue Clues
Belasco's ownership papers
Legitimate pink slip, made out to James Belasco of 146 North Fremont Avenue.

This is where you get the third of the pinkslips for the Racing For Pinks Achievement.

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Stolen auto courier Doubt Clue Auto theft racket, Clue Stolen auto courier
Association with Archer Lie Archer's ownership papers or Fake address
Auto theft racket Doubt
Stolen vehicles warehoused Doubt Location Industrial Street (?)


When your interview is finished a cutscene will occur, where Ray Pinker will give you another clue:

Stencil Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Aslipofthetongue rays note Given to you by Ray.
Clue CluesPOI P.O.I's
Note from Ray Pinker
Pink slips
Gordon Leitvol
Message reads: Gordon Leitvol, Proprietor, Marquee Printing Company, 323 Aliso St.


Go towards the entrance, and the watch commander will stop and talk to you. He'll tell you that Jean Archer was seen at the Western Union less than a minutes' run from Central. Run out of the station and turn left. Cross the road at the intersection, and turn left when you get to the other side. From here, just keep running straight.

Alternatively, get in your car and drive, or ask Bekowsky to drive. Be aware, it is possible to miss her, and doing so will only allow you to get a maximum of 4 stars for this case.

Western Union OfficeEdit

Approach Archer at the counter and question her.

Interview Jean Archer:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Stolen Kaiser Frazer Doubt
Association with Belasco Lie Belasco's ownership papers or Fake address POI 'Bigelow', Clue Known associates of Archer
Stolen auto courier Doubt Objective Investigate 58 Industrial Street


After this interview, if you correctly branch all questions, you receive the achievement Femme Imbécile

Marquee Printing CompanyEdit

Go into the building, and speak to Gordon Leitvol.

Interview Gordon Leitvol:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Knowledge of theft racket Doubt
Pink slip supply Doubt
Coombs Auto deliveries Doubt


After your conversation, Leitvol will let you see his ledger. Select any row where Bigelow was the customer.

58 Industrial StreetEdit

Prepare for a shootout. Take out the goons on the ground floor, before going up to the first floor. You can get Chop Shop achievement if you kill at least one of the goons with the engine block that's hanging from the ceiling in the centre of the room. You'll find Steven Bigelow and the following clues in his office:

Stencil Found Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Aslipofthetongue delivery note On the table, right in front of the door.
Clue Clues
Delivery note
Delivery to Steven Bigelow, 58 Industrial Street, signed off by Gordon Leitvol.
Aslipofthetongue betting slips On the table, right in front of the door.
Clue Clues
Betting slips
Santa Anita Park betting slip, stamped LOSE, made out to Gordon Leitvol.
Aslipofthetongue pink slips box Behind Bigelow, on his desk.
Clue Clues
Box of pink slips
Box of blank printed pink slips.


The Box of pinkslips is the last you need for the Racing For Pinks Achievement

Interview Steven Bigelow:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Pink slip supply Doubt Clue Gambling debts
Association with Leitvol Lie Delivery Ledger/Note from Ray Pinker


Marquee Printing CompanyEdit

Interview Gordon Leitvol:Edit

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Deliveries to Industrial St Lie Betting slips or Gambling debts


Case NotesEdit

With the theft racket smashed, Leitvol and his cronies will climb over one another to cut a deal.

Bugs/GlitchesEdit

  • On rare occasions, the "Details of Transaction" question won't show up during the Richard Coombs interview, even if you chose the correct responses to Cliff Harrison and inspected all of the clues, making it impossible to complete the case. Restarting the game and redownloading the case from the in-game store should fix this problem.
  • After the shootout in the chop shop, when talking to Steven Bigelow after tossing his office, a scream is heard and the camera moves inside Phelps. The notebook is open but the player is unable to select a question or exit the conversation. Quitting to the main menu and resuming the game from the recent save point will solve the problem. (PC)
  • When the player doesn't visit Marquee Printings before the shootout at the Chop Shop, he walks into the print shop and asks Gordon Leitvol the "Deliveries to Industrial St" question. Phelps and Bekowsky seem to know Leitvol altough they have never met him before. The first 3 questions won't show up.

AvailabilityEdit

Initially, this case was made available for customers who pre-order L.A. Noire from Wal-Mart exclusively. However, A Slip of the Tongue is now available on PlayStation Network ($3.99), Xbox LIVE Marketplace (320 MS Points), as a part of the Rockstar Pass and as part of the Complete Edition of L.A. Noire on steam.

NotesEdit

  • After meeting with Richard Coombs, you can choose to take one of his cars on the lot that are for sale (if you're going for the Auto Fanatic achievement, there are several cars that will likely unlock here). Whether you drive one away or simply hop in to one for the unlock, Stefan Bekowsky will say, "I like your thinking, Phelps. Call it evidence. The guy's an asshole. He can pick it up from the pound."
  • You can drive a car with a 'For Sale' sign on its windshield by taking it off Coombs' used car lot.
  • Stefan is shown lighting a cigarette and smoking several times in this case.
  • In a conversation, Phelps and Bekowsky will mention the Black Dahlia, which will be the central in Homicide cases later, and Cole will even ask about the progress Homicide are making.
  • The ending on this particular case depends on the player's performance. If they performed well, Captain Leary will be very bright from the good press and praise Phelps on his work. But, if a major part of the questioning is failed, the Captain will berate both Bekowsky and Phelps and kick a bucket at Cole in the end of the cutscene.

VideoEdit

LA Noire - Walkthrough - Bonus Mission 1 - A Slip of the Tongue (5 Star)38:28

LA Noire - Walkthrough - Bonus Mission 1 - A Slip of the Tongue (5 Star)

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