40. The Big Nowhere James Ellroy 1988 Story of 3 LA Cops (1 a special deputy) consumed by ambition for different reasons. The 2 regular cops are both killed more or less in the line of duty. The cop-for-hire is on the lam as the book ends. 2nd of LA Quartet. Excellent read. 41. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 1886 The famous novella about a doctor who creates a monster whilst fiddling around with chemicals. As the story progresses he is less and less able to control his transformations. I didn't care for the book; I only read it because it's on The List and I never have.