The noir/hardboiled genre has been parodied to death, but what are the books that play all the clichés straight?
Stuff like trenchcoat-wearing, alcoholic detective, long inner monologues and gritty violence, done 100% seriously.
Well of course there are the classics: The maltese falcon, the big sleep, the long goodbye.
The dresden files plays the genre completely seriously for the first few books until the scale increases beyond local crimes, which is surprising considering the fact that the original story was supposed to be an example of how not to write that accidentally turned out good.
Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis is another fantasy version that plays it so straight it actually turns into a deconstruction at the very end, which makes sense since noir is by definition a deconstruction of the mystery genre