L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories is a book publication where, Rockstar Games, in conjunction with Mulholland Books, published a book adaption for L.A. Noire. Announced on May 3, 2011 and released on June 6, 2011 in eBook format, it is now available at all major eBook stores. This book is a collection of short stories from noted crime authors, all based on the L.A. Noire universe.
Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.
1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims.
With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, "L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories" breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.
The book contains eight stories:
- "The Girl", Megan Abbott
- "See the Woman", Lawrence Block
- "Naked Angel", Joe Lansdale
- "Black Dahlia & White Rose", Joyce Carol Oates
- "School for Murder", Francine Prose
- "What's in a Name?", Jonathan Santlofer
- "Hell of an Affair", Duane Swierczynski
- "Postwar Boom", Andrew Vachss
- Language: English
- Category: Hard-Boiled
- Print length: 192 pages
- eBook ISBN / ASIN: 9780316200868 / B004YYWHAY
- "L.A. Noire: The collected Stories…" (Rockstar Games news)
- "Now Available…" (Mulholland Books news)
- "Keep your eyes on it" (Megan Abbott's blog)
- "The Collected Stories of LA Noire" (Flavorwire news)
- "How L.A. Noire Changes Everything…" (Mulholland Books news)
- Original short fiction series (Rockstar Games) (excerpts available for download)