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

Breezee's Shared Custody

Loan payment advisor Dave Davis is arrested in the middle of the night, his dog Breezee howling in protest as they're hauling him away. The charge? Murdering one of his ex-wife’s boyfriends, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


Dave's defense team consists of his retired prosecuting attorney uncle and his old investigator, plus a former detective turned restauranteur. Their search for the real culprit seems hopeless until they get Breezee on the job; she knows the killer, knows his scent


The DA believes they have the right man, but one of the detectives responsible for Dave’s incarceration does not. So when asked to review the case, she eagerly accepts 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 


While his on the brink of divorce parents are away on a volunteer medical mission, unlikely hero Kevin Johnson is spending the summer with disowned grandparents. His grandfather, proprietor of Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, has him busy with wrecker calls, lawn mowing, and restoring a vintage race car. They’re duplicating the one Kevin’s great-grandfather drove in the 1927 Indianapolis 500, when along comes the girl next door named Desiree. She’s a talented pianist who’s way out of Kevin’s league, but they have something in common: messed-up parents. So, Kevin and Desiree develop a platonic relationship as they're helping Kevin’s grandfather with his old race car. But the busywork project morphs into a quest to clear the Johnson family name. Doing so may absolve Kevin’s ancestors of their perceived sins, paving the way for a family reconciliation.


   
   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


Better a life of crime than no life at all.


After winning an acquittal for another guilty client, Jake Olson leaves the courthouse and ends up at the scene of a suicide attempt. A man in a military field jacket is on the roof of an office building, flashing lights from police cars and fire trucks below, spotlights shining up at the troubled soul on the ledge. Jake heads for the building’s stairway, intent on stopping disaster. What he lacks in scruples he makes up in empathy for military veterans; they’re the only friends he has. The man on the ledge, it turns out, had been on a dog scout team in Nam. Jake and his cohorts could use another skilled operator for their smuggling venture, and guard dogs might be just what they need. 


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

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Even angels get the blues.


Jake Olson and the BoonieRats meet-up in South Dakota at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. Meanwhile, back at his ranch, 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 property—gold he's never seen—and decide to take it, too


An unlikely preacher and his supernatural 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 case. 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

Dirty deeds are not done dirt cheep.
 

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.