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SP Grogan Reviews & Plot Summaries


The reviews are out on ‘Crimson Scimitar’. Buy today as eBook or Hardback. 

Literary Titan Award – “Author Grogan’s epic novel offers a captivating and insightful glimpse into the events surrounding the 9/11 attack. Those seeking a deeper understanding of this pivotal moment in history will undoubtedly find this book compelling and engaging…”  Full review:

Goodreads and Reader’s Favorite (Demetria Head, Reviewer: A Look Inside: Books, Movies & Music)—"Crimson Scimitar is a literary tour de force that masterfully weaves together a tapestry of suspense, intrigue, political machinations, and personal relationships… is a literary triumph that combines pulse-pounding action, political intrigue, and incisive social commentary into an unforgettable reading experience. It is a novel that challenges the reader to consider the consequences of pivotal historical events and the power of individuals to shape the course of history. With its richly developed characters and thought-provoking themes, this novel is not just a thrilling ride but a journey into the heart of contemporary geopolitics and the human condition. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a gripping and intellectually stimulating read.”  

Blog Reviewer L. Shadowlyn: “I don't think I can truly do this book justice. I remember where I was when the towers fell on Sept 11 - and how surreal it felt. Grogan did an amazing job of bringing the story to life around the reader, with evocative imagery and provoking an emotional response right from the opening chapter. I got so caught up reading that hours passed before I set the book down and came up for a breather…”

Review Tales Blog: “The story provides an intense and well-drafted account of the ordeal, taking you on a thrilling journey where Osama bin Laden would have had a worse plan than 9/11. With a creative casting crew and detailed descriptive writing, the story depicts the best you can get from an action thriller.

I enjoyed reading this book as it was fast-paced and intense. There is much suspense and mystery embodied in the text. The scenes are well drafted. The novel challenges authority, power, and how individuals can shape history today.”

I recommend this book to those who like action stories.  --Written by Jeyran Main




Crimson Scimitar-- Attack on America 2001-2027 -- Including the Official Proceedings of the Capture and Trial of Osama bin Laden    ISBN 978-1-59211-331-6   (2023)


 Expansive action-political terrorist thriller that tells the ‘what if’ story--What if, in 2011, instead of being killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is captured and put on trial, what would American justice look like, and would the outcome be as expected? What if prior to his capture he and al Qaeda were planning to launch an attack on America worse than 9/11? Who could stop it? In Crimson Scimitar is the chase to capture bin Laden, the Trial of the Century’, the diabolical Crimson Scimitar plot in action, and climactic ‘gun battle at the bridge’.  SHOP


Captain Cooked, Hawaiian Mystery of Romance, Revenge...and Recipes    2022 Best Food Novel from Gourmand International Cookbooks Awards    ISBN  978-1-59211-112-1   (2022)


 This culinary mystery ‘reads like Janet Evanovich morphing into Rachel Ray while filming a remake of the ‘Perils of Pauline’,” says best-selling author Anne Hillerman.   All Videographer Madison Merlot Dayne wanted to do is find a quiet beach where she could go topless. Not to be. She’s on the Big Island of Hawaii to film her cooking star father’s TV show, instead discovers a murdered Hawaiian singing star. Her working vacation involves riots, suspicious accidents, earthquakes, flowing lava, ancient war weapons and a real ‘cliff hanger’ Madison is likewise having men problems. Will Madison get off the island alive? Featured are 22 recipes from the top chefs and restaurants on the Big Island, and illustrations from well-known local artists.      Shop


Cookbook Passion   978-1-59211-202-9   “Special Award Winner – Best in the World” from Gourmand International                  (2022)   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What is being said: “Cookbook Passion is a colorful and beautifully designed book capturing American and international culinary history and entertains with a sprinkle of recipes throughout. A fun read and an important resource for research libraries.”  Pamela Kure Grogan’s Cookbook Passion draws upon a vintage selection of 3,000 volume cookbook collection showcasing the changing palates of those at-home and travel epicureans.  Cookbook covers from 1920’s to 1980’s with stories how the books came together, and the authors behind them.  200 photographs, 150 heirloom recipes.  Semi-autobiographical on how Pamela became a culinary influencer. Eat Your Books blog: “Our members will definitely want to own this title.” By Pamela Kure Grogan.  Edited by S. P. Grogan           Shop



Vegas Die   978-1-59211-045-2       (2020)


Someone is killing the old mobsters of Las Vegas and the Mayor is the #1 suspect.  Author’s first novel written with the colorful former Mayor Oscar Goodman in mind, a past defense lawyer for ‘reputed’ mobsters.  Novel is sub-titled ‘a Quest Mystery’, where within the story were hidden clues that would lead ‘Questors’ to a hidden dagger in the Las Vegas Valley redeemable for $25,000. Vegas Die was selected as ‘Best Regional Fiction’.  And Review Journal newspaper named it, “One of the best summertime reads.” The ultimate Sin City mystery.    Shop


Lafayette: Courtier to Crown Fugitive                                                  

 978-1-59211-036-0    (2020)


The coming-of-age story of the Marquis de la Fayette, an intimate profile on how this youth’s ambition sought revenge for his father’s death at the hands of the English, and personal glory for himself. The untold story until now of the ‘richest orphan in France’ and his embroiled life within the court decadence of Queen Marie Antoinette’s close circle.           Shop




  Atomic Dreams at the Red Tiki Lounge   

                                                                                                                                  (2023)  978-0-98011- 646                                                                                                          The goddess Pele needs a hero to battle evil gods but why an alcoholic U.S. naval commander? Meanwhile, a former Japanese spy teams with Russian agents to steal an atomic bomb. Set around a post-World War 2, 1946, famous drinking establishment, the story is a fast-paced historical fantasy featuring a transoceanic chase, a race against an explosive countdown, battles against war gods, giant snakes, and Godzilla-like Sea creatures for control over earth and the heavens. The fun is trying to figure out the future famous people who come to the Red Tiki on their way back to the mainland and see how their lives are altered. And then, ‘Their island romance was like hot lava, sometimes smooth, sometimes rough, but always dangerous and deadly.’     Shop

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