L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories Will Flesh Out Characters & Cases From The Game.

A. Nore: The Collected Stories.

Some of the short stories will focus on the characters and cases from the Team Bondi developed L.A. Noire video game. Authors being touted include Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss.

“L.A. Noire draws on a rich history of not just film, but also great crime literature for inspiration,” said Rockstar gaffer Sam Houser. “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 shorts will be made available digitally from major e-book retailers from June 6th. You can catch an excerpt from Megan Abbott's "The Girl" through here.

Neat idea this, but we would have preferred retail rather than digital. We don't have one of those fancy e-book devices yet.