L.A. Noire five-star walkthrough and newspaper guide

Traffic case 2: A Marriage Made in Heaven

Investigation: Ray's Cafe • Newspaper 3 • Interrogation: Shannon Perry • Interrogation: Dudley Lynch • Chasing William Shelton • Interrogation: Lorna Pattison 


Investigation: Ray's Cafe

Start out by examining the body.

Take a look at his face and hands if you want to, then check his left inside pocket for an insurance letter.

Check his right inside pocket, and you'll find his wallet and I.D.

Moving on, examine the huge smear of blood on the asphalt:

As well as the smaller splatter where the victim was hit:

Next, take a look at the skidmarks where the car tried to stop.

Finally, duck around the side of the bar and check out the trash cans in the alley.

After pulling out the bloody knife, turn it until Cole can read the Sta-Brite logo.


Newspaper 3

Before interviewing anyone, head inside the bar. The next newspaper's out in plain sight, right next to the bartender.


Interrogation: Shannon Perry

When asked about her Eyewitness report, Shannon will tell the truth. Believing her story opens up a new topic, Argument overheard.

When asked about the Suspect vehicle description, Shannon will again tell the truth.

When you ask her about Argument overheard, however, she'll look like she's hiding something. Hit her with an accusation of Doubt.


Interrogation: Dudley Lynch

When you ask him about the Hit and run incident, Dudley will look shifty. Doubt him.

When asked about his Association with victim, however, he'll actually tell the truth.

He's more slippery when you ask him about the Argument overheard in bar. Hit Doubt again. This opens up a new topic, Joint business venture.

When asked about Joint business venture, Dudley's smarmy expression is easy to see through. Doubt him once again.

Before you go, use the phone at the back of the call in the partial license plate Shannon gave you.


Chasing William Shelton

Again, one of the quickest ways to miss out on a five-star rating is by racking up a ton of damage, so do your best not to hit anyone or anything except Shelton. If all else fails, just tail him to Union Station, where he'll give himself up.

Interrogation: Lorna Pattison

Ask Lorna about the Hit and run incident. She's too smug to be truthful, so you should Doubt her story.

When asked about the Nature of argument, Lorna holds something back again. Doubt her one more time.

Her answer to Partnership with Leroy Sabo, however, is an outright Lie.

When prompted for evidence, slap her with the Insurance letter.

Before you leave the house, feel free to use the phone in the next room to get a message from the coroner.

Visit the coroner for a less-than-startling revelation. Once you're done, head back to the Pattison residence for a final foot chase and a successful resolution. (NOTE: It doesn't matter if that resolution comes with a warning shot or a dead perp, although going for the warning shot is an excellent chance to get the Not So Hasty 15G Achievement/Bronze Trophy.)

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  • Link_2666 - March 8, 2014 2:17 p.m.

    To anyone asking, they probably didn't include DLC cases because either 1) it wasn't out at the time and/or 2) five-starring the DLC cases isn't required for the 'Sheamus to the stars' achievement/trophy. Also, if you're having any trouble at all with five-starring anything, turn off the clue hints and action skipping in the options menu. Doing this will automatically boost your rating by 2 stars. I'm surprised they didn't mention it in the guide. Also, to the guy below me, the game was made to be linear because that's how the mood is set. You're playing a good cop upholding the law. The only way they could really open anything up would be to create a GTA-like free roam. In which case...just go play GTA. I realize the game itself does have free roam, but that's mostly for street crimes and collectibles. I personally enjoy the classic 1940s vibe and style in the game. It's just really cool to finally be able to play a game set in that era and with that sort of atmosphere.
  • SLee - July 24, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    "L.A. Noire isn’t really the sort of game you can play through once and be done with." I disagree. It is linear to a fault.
  • hal-walter - August 17, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    Thanks for this walkthrough. It simple and straight to the point.
  • larppinen - January 8, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    oouh sorry i see now :)
  • larppinen - January 8, 2012 12:12 p.m.

    A Marriage Made in Heaven i press that nothing happen wtf?????? just first case comes nothing else
  • scott-vickers-heffernan - November 11, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    after following the guide to the letter for some reason The Fallen Idol will NOT unlock for me. I have 5 star ratings on the previous two cases. Anyone have advice?
  • Zepaw - August 6, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    Thanks for the great guide. I could have played the game 50 times and not have gotten all the interviews correct.
  • batmanboy11 - July 28, 2011 2:51 a.m.

    This was very helpful! Great work again, Mikel.
  • batmanboy11 - July 6, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    This is really helpful. Thanks, Mikel!
  • onion - June 22, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    Superlative work lads. Well done.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - June 17, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    @BLOODmuffins: Neither one of them did it. If you did everything else right, though, you should have gotten five stars for charging Rooney.
  • BLOODmuffins - June 15, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    I charged Rooney in The Golden Butterfly and but only got three stars because Moller did it
  • LaiskaPummi - June 2, 2011 11:35 a.m.

    Okay. I am currently replaying the white shoe slaying case (for the 3rd time) and I received the call about the sailor. For anyone else with this problem DO NOT GO TO HOBO CAMP when you first find out about it.
  • LaiskaPummi - June 2, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    I need help with WHite Shoe Slaying! I didn't get the message that the Sailor is at the Central station. I checked and he wasn't there. Case objectives told me to Locate Sailor! Only thing I did different was that I visited the Hobo Camp right after investigating the crime scene. And I even couldn't use the phone to check for messages. Only message that I got was about the yellow cab.
  • porjos - June 1, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    This walkthrough is a humdinger, and you've given me a third wind to play the game :) Thanks Mikel
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - June 1, 2011 3:25 a.m.

    @Austin_SJ: You're absolutely right. It's fixed now; thanks for pointing it out.
  • Austin_SJ - May 31, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    That apostrophe is in the wrong place for Steffans. WHY IS THERE NO EDIT POST FUNCTION?
  • Austin_SJ - May 31, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Hey Mikel you've missed the second question from the Don Steffan's interview in "The Gas Man" case. The topic is suburban redevelopment fund and the answer is doubt.
  • sickyota - May 31, 2011 9:11 a.m.

    Thanks for the info Mikel! I finished The Naked City :D once again, great guide/walkthrough, you guys worked really hard on it!
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - May 31, 2011 8:43 a.m.

    @sickyota: The Naked City and Slip of the Tongue are both downloadable pre-order bonuses, which Rockstar didn't give us. As soon as we can get our hands on them, though, we'll either add them to this guide, or do a new one for DLC cases. Ditto for The Consul's Car on PS3, which is effectively delayed until the PSN store comes back online.