Since the beginning of this century Grit-Lit, has been the place to come for the latest and best information on thrillers and gritty detective novels. Published in many of the United States best known newspapers– including the San Francisco Bay Area News Group papers and led by the San Jose Mercury News and the Contra Costa Times–with print circulations well in excess of 500,000 plus extensive internet exposure, Grit-Lit is one of the most widely read thriller review columns in the industry.
Because book publishers believe that women buy most of the books — I’ve even been told — and I quote a powerful industry insider– “Men don’t read” —ARGH!!! Makes me CRAZY.
But this is not a men’s book review site. Git-Lit is for anyone who loves men and women of action. Characters like: Jack Reacher, Caitlen Strong, Mike Hammer, Spenser, Doc Ford, Dave Robicheaux, Joe Pike, Bob “The Nailer” … if you love them then you are at the right place.
Grit-Lit is dedicated to gritty detective novels, thrillers and the occasional odd ball — health and fitness, sports, true life adventure. Books that will give you a thrill or make your life better. Books that at their best offer an excellent combination of what I call the three sacred E’s – Entertainment, Education and Enlightenment.
In short, these are not the kind of books you are likely to see reviewed on Oprah.
As this blog grows it will include all the Grit-Lit columns including reviews of hundreds of action oriented mysteries. Plus even more books that I was unable to review in my regular column.
Myles Knapp, Chief Reviewer, has read more than 5000 books featuring your favorite heroes. Prior to creating Grit-Lit he enjoyed a diverse career as an both a copywriter and account guy for major national advertisers, entrepreneur, realtor and freelance marketing consultant.In addition to his work for Grit-Lit, Myles is a sought after freelance marketing writer concentrating on print and internet marketing.
When he is not reading, writing or selling real estate Myles is riding his Honda Goldwing.
His first fiction book, Revenge School, featuring the Pay Back Revenge team is nearing completion. Soon you’ll be able to read and comment on excerpts on this site.
Everyone at Grit-Lit looks forward to reader and author comments. We love to hear from you.