In a fascinating multimedia experiement, Rockstar have produced a book of short-stories linked to their video game LA Noire. It will be available for download for just 99 cents and - wait for it - has stories by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block and Joe Lansdale.
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories is a joint production of Rockstar Games and Mulholland Books.
"L.A. Noire draws on a rich history of not just film, but also great crime literature for inspiration," says Sam Houser of Rockstar, "Using the game's world as a springboard, we worked with the genre's best writers to create stories that lived up to the finest traditions of crime fiction."
The story from Joyce Carol Oates brings together 1947's case of The Black Dahlia and Norma Jean Baker, the future Marilyn Monroe. "It's really amazing," says the editor.
An excerpt from "The Girl" by Megan Abbott is now available for readers on the Rockstar Games website.
The Girl by Megan Abbott