We’re ever suckers for game tie-ins with other media…

Rockstar have announced a special collaboration with Mulholland Books and eight of the thriller genre’s best writers in the shape of LA Noire: The Collected Stories — a brand new anthology of original short fiction inspired by the world of the game itself.

Featuring eight short stories from renowned authors Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, LA Noire: The Collected Stories revisits many of the characters and cases in the game, providing a new spin to depraved schemers and ill-fated victims.

The complete collection will be made available for digital download on June 6th through all major eBook retailers.

Today, you can read an excerpt from our first release, The Girl by award-winning writer Megan Abbott – as a downloadable PDF, or via Rockstar’s online reader at www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/stories.