Dustin Reviews: ‘The Returns’ by M.K. Clinton

'The Returns'Get ready to laugh out loud while reading a book! Life was good for F.B.I. Agent #7 Bentley Clanton. He had the job of his dreams and partnered with his best friend, Aiden Davenport. Together, they had been working to arrest the infamous arms dealer, Maurice “Tombstone” Larson. Unfortunately, things went bad leaving Bentley shot.

Arriving in Heaven before his time, he is escorted to the Returns Department. He meets his Guardian Angel, Faith Fullilove. She promises that she’ll be on earth when he “returns.” She can’t tell him what form he will take. The last thing he thinks is that his new life will consist of him having two long ears, giant paws, four stubby legs, and a tail.

He is teamed with three other Returns, a fun loving Golden Retriever, a feisty Chihuahua, and a flamboyant West Highland Terrier. They sniff out the trail of his nemesis, Tombstone Larson, during Mardi Gras season. When their investigation draws the attention of his former partner, Aiden travels to uncover what is really going on in the Crescent City of New Orleans. What happens when they meet face to snout?? Join in their fun and laughter as you find out!.

The Returns was an awesome story with extraordinarily entertaining larger-than-life characters (the “returns”). Although at first I was a bit apprehensive about reading this story, afraid that it would be too juvenile. That was NOT the case here. The story-line never drags and the doggie antics keep the read light and interesting. Kudos to M.K. Clinton on her debut novel. This reader will be on the lookout for her next novel.

M.K. ClintonAbout the author

My husband and I have been happily married for 31 years. We have two grown children. We are both retired and love not having to wake up at the crack of dawn! We share our home with a Basset Hound, Bentley who was the inspiration for my book. He has a perfect number 7 on his side so my character was an FBI agent badge #7 that “returns” the body of a Basset Hound. I love laughing, writing, reading, gardening, LSU football, baseball and spending time with my family.

In her debut novel, The Returns, M.K. Clinton explores the brotherhood of unlikely friends Bentley, Tucker, Pierre & Bones as they sniff out crime in NOLA [New Orleans, Louisiana].

The Returns is available at:Amazon


Genre: Fiction, Humor And Comedy
Kindle Length: 206 pages
Publication Date:
November 28th 2012 by M. K. Clinton
Language: English

4 out of 5 stars

Per the USA Federal Trade Commission disclosure policy (http://ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm) governing endorsements and testimonials: the above mentioned book was purchased by this blogger for the sole purpose of ‘reading enjoyment’. This blogger was not paid and/or did not receive money, favor(s) or gift(s) by the book author, publisher, agent, or anyone promoting or receiving a profit from the above mentioned book. This review was done so voluntarily to share views of the book with other readers and potential readers. 


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