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Rockstar Games Releases Free Samples of L.A. Noire Stories

Need some Monday afternoon noir? Rockstar Games and Mulholland Books have released excerpts from an upcoming eBook story collection exploring the world of the upcoming video game, L.A. Noire.

Authors in the anthology include: Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oates, and Francine ProseFollow this link to read a complete story by Jonathan Santlofer and an excerpt from a Megan Abbott story.

Here’s an excerpt from Santlofer’s story: “I start feeling it in the middle of the afternoon and it gets worse by night, pictures flashing inside my head, that gnawing feeling in my gut like I’m starving, obsession building like steam under the god**** L.A. streets, ready to blow. I stare at the cracks in the ceiling of this lousy rooming house on Hollywood Boulevard and imagine Bugsy Siegel getting shot while he’s reading the L.A. Times in his girlfriend’s Beverly Hills living room, just sitting there minding his own business, and I think: No one’s safe nowadays…”

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L.A. Noire Video Game Gets Mulholland Books Anthology

Rockstar Games and Little, Brown and Company imprint Mulholland Books have teamed up to publish a short story collection exploring the world of the upcoming video game, L.A. Noire. Above, we’ve embedded the game’s trailer.

While only some of the stories are actually set inside the video game world, the collection includes stories 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 will be released on June 6th as an eBook at all the major eBookstores.

Little, Brown and Company publisher Michael Pietsch had this statement: “We are thrilled to be embarking on a creative partnership with the team at Rockstar Games … The possibilities for cross-promotions of this nature, encouraging gamers to read and readers to play games are huge. We’re looking forward to a new frontier of book publishing possibilities and see Rockstar as an ideal partner.”