A guide for L.A. Noire case House of Sticks. Follow this guide to find all the clues, answer all the questions correctly, and get a five-star rating. In this case, you are playing as Jack Kelso, friend of Cole Phelps during the war.
At the beginning of the case, you immediately get a clue: Settlement letter. You also get two POI: Elsa Lichtmann and Lou Buchwalter. After the cut-scene, you are looking at the case file. Find the pink property details and click the bottom right corner to flip it over and reveal the insurance statement below. This will give you the clue: Buchwalter case file. Close the file.
You now begin questioning Elsa Lichtmann.
- Disputed claim payout >> Choose “Doubt.”
- Connection to Buchwalter >> Choose “Doubt.”
- Motive for dispute >> Choose “Truth.”
After your questioning there is a brief cut-scene. Then follow a secretary to Curtis Benson’s office where there is another cut-scene. After the cut-scene, you will be on the street and headed towards the Elysian Fields Site.
Elysian Fields Site
When you arrive at the Elysian Fields Site, enter the office and go to the first desk. Investigate to find a clue: Cement delivery receipt. Move on to the next desk to find two more clues: Demolition order and Company memo. After finding these clues, walk out of the office. A man will accost you for snooping around. Beat him up, and he will tell you where the Buchwalter accident occurred.
When you arrive at the demolished house, investigate around the red flags until you find one that is a puzzle. You will have to select the broken piece of wood that spells out the name “Keystone Film Studios.” This will give you the clue: Broken wood.
After solving the puzzle, a man on a bulldozer starts to chase you. This chase sequence can be difficult because the bulldozer moves a little bit faster than Kelso can run. You can turn around to shoot at the driver, but doing so is tricky because if you make a mistake, you’ll be eating a bulldozer blade. The best way I found to escape the bulldozer is to turn and shoot after the second obstacle, and then run the rest of the way. After you escape from the bulldozer, go use a telephone to find the address for Keystone Film Studios.