My retired father loves mystery novels set in New York City. Can you recommend any?
Ooo. Ouch. You got me. I don't read very much mystery.
However, I open the floor to my beloved internet friends, who read everything. Please, folks, chime in!
I will say I was *very* interested to see Soho Press's Chinatown detective series, by Henry Chang. Check out Detective Jack Yu in Chinatown Beat and Year of the Dog. I haven't read them, but they seem to have very good editorial reviews.
Others? I'll update the body (teehee) of this post with links.
**edited to add the following**
Brooklyn Noir anthology (Akashic)--19 stories (rec by Donn Linn)
The Alienist, by Caleb Carr, set in 1896 rec by Miss Liberty)
Also The Angel of Darkness, by Caleb Carr (rec by Memory)
Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child (rec by Scribe and seconded by many others)
One of whom is Janet Reid, who also recommends:
Even, by Andrew Grant (debut author)
Reed Feral Coleman's Moe Praeger books
East of A, by Russell Atwood
SJ Rozan's Bill and Lydia series
Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem (rec by Nathan Bransford)
Bust, by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr (rec by Stuart Neville)
Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series, including 8 Million Ways to Die, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (rec by Eric Berlin)
baka-kit recommends Lawrence Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr series, which are more witty than noir
Lethal Legacy, by Linda Fairstein, which is based around the New York Public Library (rec by Colleen)
JES recommends Doug Preston and Lincoln Child's series, which features lots of NYC ties, including to the Museum of Natural History. He also recommends F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series.
Iasa recommends these authors: Richard Barth, Rex Stout, Hugh Pentecost, Carol O'Conner, Jed Rubenefield, Ed McBain, Amanda Matetsky, and Donald Westlake. (Iasa--do you have favorite exemplary titles?)
Kristan recommends Mary Higgins Clark--Kristan, any specific titles?