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 Prose. Follow 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…”