Trish Hubschman

Stiff Competition
(Miss America)

A Tracy Gayle Mystery

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America's favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant. Band leader Danny Tide is emceeing the event. All is going according to schedule. The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists. Suddenly, everything comes to a halt. Miss New Jersey is missing. Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is.

Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out. In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees.

There's an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk. They find Miss New Jersey, but it's not good. Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder. The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.

Purchasing Information

Stiff Competition will be published soon in both print and e-book editions. Links to purchase the book from various online booksellers will be added here as they become available.

About the Tracy Gayle Series

In 1997, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Trish Hubschman saw the rock band Styx for the first time. She fell in love. The following year, she created the fictional character and musician Danny Tide, leader of the rock band Tidalwave. She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in a drawer for a decade. She continued seeing her favorite band, Styx, in concert.

Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories. Never did it dawn on Trish that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together.

In 2014, a few days after Trish saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames. She tried to find out the cause but was unsuccessful. She decided to weave her own tale about it. Tracy Gayle solves the mystery of Tidalwave's tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is strong from the start.

About the Author

Trish Hubschman has published three books with America Star Books: a short story collection of time travel and romance stories called Through Time and the first two books in the Tracy Gayle/Danny Tide series: The Fire and Unlucky Break. Trish attended college at Long Island University's Southampton campus, earning a BA degree in English with an emphasis in writing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two dogs.

Contact Information

Telephone: 631-846-7756