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Trailer Trash: A Funny Murder Mystery? Yes! Rick Johnson Pens Unlikely Escape from Reality That Is Garnering Critical Acclaim

‘Trailer Trash’ is a gripping and enthralling cocktail of social class, murder mystery and the bolder flaws of the human condition. When Johnson’s Trailer Trash protagonist discovers the body of a dead priest lying on his Saturday morning newspaper, can he overcome his reputation to distance himself from the crime he merely discovered? There’s no short answer to this engaging adventure that is both side-splitting and poignant.


Tupelo, MS -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/31/2014 -- While most writers work diligently to keep their work true to a single genre, there is no possible way to pigeon-hold the narratives of Rick Johnson. It’s a good thing, because his latest novel is attracting an audience more eclectic and diverse than any bestseller could dream of.

In short, ‘Trailer Trash’ defies all literary conventions with gusto.


It was supposed to be a bumper deer crop for the deer hunters in the county. It turned out to be a bumper crop of dear dead men, wearing priest’s collars.

It’s bad enough when you are the one finding the dead bodies. It’s plumb awful when you are the man known as Trailer Trash.

Join in the often hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always entertaining, epic adventure of Trailer Trash.

“Let me be painfully honest; I’m not trying to use this novel to provoke any deep thought our have readers change their lives; it is simply a whimsical and slightly-dark escape from the doldrums of everyday life,” admits Johnson. “Twists and turns run thick through the plot, as I throw the author rule book out of the window to do things my own way.”

Continuing, “It appears to be working; Trailer Trash and the characters behind it are really resonating with readers. I know that, secretly, everyone will find a piece of themselves within the novel. Whether they’ll admit it or not though is another matter entirely!”

To date, the book has garnered a string of rave reviews.

For example, Ariene comments, “I can't adequately tell you how much I loved this story. I have to admit that some of the characters started to drive me crazy. I really think I wanted to smack a few of them upside their heads. I guess that means I must have been completely emerged in the story and the setting. There are so many twists and turns and I am not about to give you any spoilers. I really loved the story and could actually picture this as a movie. It's funny, frustrating and a touch of the macabre and the feeling that greed is alive and thriving in every level of society.”

Maria G. Martinez adds, “For a book that is about several murders I have never laughed so hard in my life. The exchange between the characters will keep you in stitches. The story is colorful and very descriptive of how you think a small town would be. So grab a Banana moon pie and a Dr. Pepper and find your recliner and settle in for an awesome read.”

Heidi Lis was literally unable to put the book down, writing, “This book was simply amazing. Once I started it, I could not put down until I finished it. Stayed up til 3 A.M.- had to know who did it...Did not see that coming, must say a pleasant surprise. Great read, worth every penny.”

‘Trailer Trash’, published by Heart Powered Publishing, is available now

About Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson currently lives in Mississippi, but he has strong ties to Texas. He brings his unique own sense of humor to his writings. He is an avid animal enthusiast and enjoys taking road trips and spending time outdoors with his constant and faithful companion-The Dog.