Trish Hubschman

Gayles Tales

Tracy Gayle Mysteries

December 23, 2022

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Gayle's Tales is a collection of Tracy Gayle mystery short stories.

Everyone's favorite couple, Tracy and Danny, are still going strong, romantically and professionally, rocking and rolling and solving crime.

Tracy has to locate Missing Persons that vanished decades earlier.

She gets tangled in murder investigations she hadn't anticipated.

She digs into a coal mining town that's been uninhabited for forty years and discovers secrets and skeletons.

In the end, she brings long lost family and friends back into each others arms and lives.

And then there's he FBI.

Through all this, she and Danny are planning their wedding extravaganza at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Tracy herself narrates her own adventures in these tales, as she does in the books.

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Uneasy Tides

A Tracy Gayle Mystery

August 8, 2021

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Number Four in the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series

Blair wants Danny to get her an interview with his first wife's present husband, Robert Taylor. He's the CEO of a major computer software company. Danny reluctantly says he'll see what he can do. He and Tracy go to the Taylor residence for a Christmas party. He hasn't seen his first wife, Deb, in over 30 years. She sucks up to him.

At the party, Deb is drunk and disappears with her husband's business partner. Her son from her second marriage, Darren, isn't present. Her daughter Lily is flirting with a young man. Becca, her daughter with her third husband, a musician, is sincerely excited about Danny's presence.

Danny and Tracy feel out of sorts and by midnight are ready to leave, but they have to find Deb to say good night. It's then that mayhem breaks out. Becca summons them down to the pool area. Her mother is passed out on the cement, bruises on her face and arms. Two men are pulling Robert Taylor's body out of the pool.

Deb is the most likely suspect, but she insists she didn't do it. Danny's older brother, Derek, a prominent attorney, takes her case. If Deb didn't kill her husband, who did? There were so many possible suspects at the party.

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A Tracy Gayle Mystery

July 19, 2020

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Number One in the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series

Tidalwave's tour bus bursts into flames while the band is relaxing on the beach. The band's leader, Danny Tide, hires private detective Tracy Gayle to do some discreet investigation into the matter. She's joining the band on tour as security chief. The arsonist is discovered, but much deeper, more dangerous things come to light as well: an assault, an attempted murder, and then two murders. Tracy is faced with far more than she bargained for. Her stint with the band goes further than just that summer tour. She is fully determined to protect America's favorite rock and roll heartthrob, and they become the best of friends along the way.

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I met Trish Hubschman several years ago when she joined Behind Our Eyes, an organization of writers with disabilities to which I belong. Her favorite rock band is Styx, and her passion for this type of music comes out in Tracy Gayle's determination to protect Danny Tide. Trish's realistic dialogue and surprising plot twists kept me engaged.

This is a good book to read while preparing for a colonoscopy or anticipating anything else unpleasant. From the first page, Trish transported me into the world of the rock band, Tidalwave. Having wanted to be a famous singer in my younger years, I found this story fascinating. However, I realized that my anal adventures were preferable to being a famous rock star in danger and wondering who in the world would want me dead.

Reviewed for Goodreads by Abbie Johnson Taylor
Author of My Ideal Partner, The Red Dress, and Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me

Stiff Competition
(Miss America)

A Tracy Gayle Mystery

October 27, 2018

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Number Two in the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series

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.

The plot includes two assaults, two murders, and a sizzling romance between the main characters, Tracy and Danny.

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Ratings Game
(Talk Show Queen)

A Tracy Gayle Mystery

July 29, 2019

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Number Three in the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series

The Danny Tide story continues.

Somebody's trying to kill the rock star's second wife, talk show hostess Blair Nelson. Danny and Tracy, now a couple expecting a baby, get pulled into it because Danny finally agrees to do an interview with his ex-wife. She's been bugging him for a while.

That evening, after a draining day at Blair's studio, when Danny and Tracy are home in bed, Danny's phone goes off. It's his and Blair's daughter, Liz, announcing that she found her mother unconscious on her bathroom floor. Blair ingested a drug overdose.

Who would want to eliminate the talk show queen, and why? Could the perpetrator be Blair's housekeeper? Her personal assistant? The owner of the television station? The show's producer? Even Danny and Liz are on the suspect list.

Everyone had opportunity, but no one has a motive. They're all devoted to Blair.

They need Blair to wake up and give them some answers.

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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 is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle's Tales.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University's Southampton Campus and has a bachelor's degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in South Carolina with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Henry.

Contact Information

Telephone: 631-846-7756