A couple of days ago we reported on where you can purchase L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories when it is published on June 6th. (For those who may have missed it, this anthology of short stories is a tie-in the game L.A. Noire, which will be released exclusively for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week.)
For those who can't wait (for the stories, that is), Rockstar Games has published the first story -- "What's in a Name?" by Jonathan Santlofer -- on its website; it can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. (There's also an excerpt from another story, "The Girl" by Megan Abbott, available.) The game's developers plan on publishing more (either full stories or excerpts) between now and the game's release on May 17th.
L. A. Noire: The Collected Stories is scheduled to be published by Mulholland Books (the crime imprint of Little, Brown) on June 6th, 2011 in digital format only. It is currently available to pre-order from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iBookstore.