City of the Dead

by Herbert Lieberman. Simon and Schuster, $8.95. Dr. Konig, hero of this police work thriller, is chief medical examiner of New York City, and his major problems are a muddle of dismembered corpses and his own runaway daughter. The story is more interesting for practical detail than for its general action, but all those autopsies may be too grisly for some readers. Forensic pathology buffs, however, should adore it.