Will Zeilinger


Will has lived and traveled over much of the world and has been writing for over ten years. His novels range from mystery to romantic comedy.
A professional graphic designer, Will says that "writing and art use different tools to accomplish the same goal. That is, to evoke emotion."
Will resides in Southern California with his wife.

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Slick Deal
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,270. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018 by Shorebird Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
How in the world can a dead man commit suicide? In 1956, oil tycoon, Oliver Wright dies suspiciously at a swanky Hollywood New Year’s Eve party. His death is soon followed by threats against the rest of his family. Clues lead to Santa Catalina Island. Scandal, mysterious women, treason and more deaths complicate matters, putting private investigator Skylar Drake and his partner in danger.
Desert Ice
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Shorebird Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A missing Marine and stolen diamonds lead Private Eye Skylar Drake to Sin City in 1955, where the women are beautiful and almost everything is legal—except murder. Drake is forced to choose between the right and wrong side of the law. Common sense tells him to go back to L.A., but his gut tells him to find the Marine
Strange Markings
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,790. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2015 by Shorebird Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
At the dawn of the television age in 1955, A wealthy Bel Air matron enlists Skylar Drake’s help in locating a missing nephew. The search takes him back to pre-statehood Hawaii where unexplained deaths, politics and superstitious locals turn the tropical paradise into a nightmare where nothing is what it seems and no one can be trusted.
Slivers of Glass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,400. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Shorebird Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Summer 1955: The body of a woman thought to be killed three years earlier is found behind a theater in Hollywood. Movie stuntman Skylar Drake, a former LAPD detective, is dragged into the investigation. He can make no sense of the crime until he discovers a dirty underworld and unearths deep-seated… greed.
Oh Dear! A Collection of Funny Thoughts for Baby Boomers and Beyond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of full-color cartoons by Will Zeilinger featuring aging boomers.
The Final Checkpoint
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,840. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Pro photographer and volunteer firefighter, Ben DeCastro drives his vintage MGB in sports car rallies. He discovers a rally car abandoned in the California desert with a headless corpse in the trunk. The FBI looks at Ben as a suspect. Where are the missing drivers? Why is there a dead body in the trunk? How did their fingerprints get on his garage in Seagull Beach?
Something's Cooking at Dove Acres
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,810. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Young Maddie Van der Wald inherits a mansion complete with rumors of buried treasure on an isolated part of Catalina Island. She will lose it if she doesn’t follow the terms of the will. Problems cause her friends and island residents turn against her. With nobody to help, Maddie wonders if her trip here was a boat ride to Hell.
The Naked Groom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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The humorous tale about an aspiring chef, his girlfriend, a big dog and a young artist's model - all set in glamorous Southern California.

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