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   Breezee's Shared Custody
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Breezee's Shared Custody

Debt collector Dave Davis is arrested in the middle of the night, his dog Breezee the Basset Hound howling in protest as they're hauling him away. The charge? Murdering his ex-wife’s boyfriend, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


Dave's defense team is his ornery former prosecuting attorney uncle and his old investigator, plus a semi-disabled police detective turned restauranteur. Although competent, they make little headway until Breezee starts sniffing around.


The DA believes they have the right man, but one of the detectives responsible for Dave’s incarceration does not. So she digs into the case without letting on how enamored she is with their handsome suspect. 


Will Dave ever see the light of day again? If not, will Breezee get visitation rights? Will the real killer ever be found? If so, will the smitten detective get her man? And whatever happened to Dave’s girlfriend, who vanished right before he was arrested? 


   
   Baby Grand Legacy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


A boy learns of his family's scandalous, full-throttle past. 


Kevin Johnson’s on the brink of divorce parents leave him in rural Wisconsin with grandparents he barely knows. But he doesn't have time to worry about his parents or feel sorry for himself because Grandpa, owner of Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, has him busy with wrecker calls, lawn mowing, and restoring a vintage race car. And then there’s the way out of his league girl next door who’s helping them duplicate the car that Kevin’s great-grandfather drove in the 1927 Indianapolis 500. Too bad his career came to a tragic end after being convicted of manslaughter. Kevin’s grandparents have a plan that just might exonerate him, though, and Kevin is to play an important part. Little does he know how well suited he is for the job. 


   
   Baby Grand Conspiracy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Conspiracy

Formerly titled Baby Grand II: The Conspiracy
 

Gifted Racers, Episode II

 

Kevin Johnson and his grandparents, plus his girlfriend Desiree and hers, are preparing to launch his racing career. They’re doing it on the sly so his on-the-brink-of-divorce parents won’t find out, not wanting to add more stress to their lives. But Kevin is getting a little stressed-out himself. Displaying impressive driving skills on a freshly mowed field is one thing. Competing on a race track full of seasoned drivers is another. Making matters worse, they get a last-minute addition to their pit crew and Desiree’s mood plunges. Next the grandparents seem despondent, making Kevin even more nervous. Everyone expects him to carry on the family legacy where his great-grandfather left off, but he isn’t sure that he can. 


   
   Baby Grand Opportunity
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Opportunity

Formerly titled Baby Grand III: The Big Time
 

Gifted Racers, Episode III

 

Promising young driver Kevin Johnson signs with Baldacci racing, a partnership headed by football great Andy Baldacci. But Andy’s partners sell him out, leaving controlling interest with a company that Kevin wants nothing to do with. He’s under contract, though, and has no say in the matter. His girlfriend Desiree is even less pleased when she's sent packing and banned from being seen with him in public.


They can’t, however, stop Desiree from being with Kevin on his own time, but he's going on the road for extended periods. So Desiree pitches her chassis set-up skills to another team, to stay in the game and keep an eye on the competition … competition for Kevin. It isn’t that she doesn’t trust him; she just doesn’t trust the cute little driver she’ll be working for, or Kevin’s newly assigned personal assistant. 



  
   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


With a brilliant sunrise at their backs, two men on the flying bridge of Jake Olson's Princess Rebecca spot a distant speedboat beside an idle floatplane. Then they hear gunshots and an outboard motor hitting full throttle. The Princess Rebecca and her crew intercept the runaway boat, along with a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. The pleasure cruise is cut short as Jake and his cohorts scramble to save a man's life and scheme to forge a business arrangement. Lacking criminal experience, they utilize skills learned in the military.


   
   One Lowly Angel
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

While Jake Olson and the BoonieRats meet-up in South Dakota at the Sturgis motorcycle rally, villains take what's dear to him and lure his wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom. But then they find gold on Jake's ranch—gold he's never seen—and decide to take it, too


An unlikely preacher and his sidekick catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman waiting to make his move. A foxy grandmother undersheriff is also on the trail. One step behind them all but coming on fast is Jake Olson, armed with nerve and a .357 Magnum. Saddle-up for this mystical Wild West-like thriller that takes place not in the 1880s, but the 1980s. 


   
   No Former Brothers
   
Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

No Former Brothers

The third BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure

Mafia connected bikers abduct a six-year-old boy and place him in the custody of a clueless stripper. Shipping schedules and warehouse access are what they’re after, and they make their demands by dropping a note at the feet of the boy's mother while she's standing next to her disabled car, followed up with an ominous phone call. The frightened but angry mother, a retail chain executive, swallows her pride and contacts the man she swore never to speak to again, informs him of the situation, begs for help. The BoonieRats Motorcycle Club reunites to rescue the son Jake Olson never knew he had, only to get caught-up in a Mob war.