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Left Fur Dead

(Jules & Bun Mystery #1)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  50 reviews
On Fur Bridge Farm, Jules cares for rescued rabbits. But when a killer strikes, she'll need a rabbit to rescue her . . .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has a very special relationship with one bunny in particular. Bun is a black-and-white rabbit who happ
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Glen
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

A cozy featuring a telepathic bunny rabbit. A local mime is murdered, and a bunny rescuer, protected by her rabbit, pokes around.

There's some potential here, but the puzzle and motive are not very likely, and the whole thing seems like it needed a few more goings over.
Juli
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I talk to my pets. While they listen in their own way, they don't really answer back except in meows and barks. Juliette Bridge talks to her pet as well. The difference is that her pet bunny can answer back....telepathically.

Left Fur Dead is the first book in a new cozy series, the Jules & Bun Mysteries. The title alone was enough to make me want to read the book. The fact her bunny can "talk'' (even if Juliette only hears Bun in her head) made me smile before I even read the first chapter.
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Kirsti
Jun 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I did enjoy this cozy mystery, but I felt like it waffled on at times. Things were a little too over explained, and the characters put themselves into some really stupid and dangerous situations (and often repeated situations) in order to get the mystery solved. I also struggled a little with Jules and what motivated her to do the things she did. I loved the setting though, and I needed to see more of the rabbits other tha
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Christi M
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, netgalley
Left Fur Dead is the first in a new cozy mystery series by J.M. Griffin. The book series is about Jules, the owner of Fur Bridge Farm, who cares for rabbits that have been rescued as well as raises rabbits and finds good homes for them and Bun, the black-and-white rabbit, who can talk to Jules through mental telepathy. The story starts when Jules and Bun find the body of Arty Freeman, but the mystery continues when trespassers and other unusual things keep occurring at Fur Bridge Farm.

In general
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Betty
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the Hare Recuse series and a new author for me. I am looking forward to the next book. Juliette "Jules" Bridge has a rabbit farm where she rehabilitate abused rabbits and cares and uses ten to teach children about bunnies. A black and white rabbit named Bun is able to communicate by mental telepathy. He lives in the house with Jules and they go on walks together. On one walk, Bun finds the frozen body of as Arthur Freeman, aka Arty the mime. Jules and Arty work together at chil ...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley-arc
This is the first time I have read anything by JM Griffin and I am glad I gave it a go. Left Fur Dead is a very entertaining story full of twists and turns, a few red herrings that hold your attention from the very beginning.

On Fur Bridge Farm, Jules cares for rescued rabbits. But when a killer strikes, she'll need a rabbit to rescue her .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has
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Jan
Great new cozy mystery series! The publisher's blurb is pretty good for starters, but the mystery is well crafted and full of twists and red herrings that hold the reader's interest from beginning to end. Bun is an intelligent and fun pet bunny who communicates with Jules telepathically. Since no one else can hear their interactions it can get a mite embarrassing, especially with local law enforcement! There are a slew of other interesting characters to round things out. Can't wait for the next ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Heartwarming. I love bunnies. Full review to come
Rebecca
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

Left Fur Dead is the first book in a new series that I truly think will be a hit. Jules runs a bunny rescue farm and small shop. She has a telepathic connection with her furry companion Bun and this was such a fun and unique element to the story. When she stumbles across the body of an acquaintance and she becomes worried she might be seen as a suspect, she decides to look a little deeper into his life to find someone else with a motive. That combined with some scary break-ins at her b
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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This cozy mystery threw me off kilter. It did not follow the usual formula - meet the characters, find a dead body and then follow the clues to find the suspect.
No this one broke all the rules by starting off with finding the dead body before we even get a feel for our characters. The first chapter confused me - I actually had to read it again as I thought I had missed something or even accidentally started chapter 2!!

Juliette “Jules” Bridge and her rabbit Bun are out for a brisk morning walk wh
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Anjana
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I am always game to try a new series. When I see first in many, I feel like giving it a shot. This was an interesting book, but it was not for me. I am sure this is a personal thing.

Jules is our lead protagonist, she runs a rabbit farm which takes in abused rabbits, do educational tours etc. The book began in a promising fashion (once again from my point of view) and we were quickly thrown into the middle of things with the discovery of a body. Jules has a telepathic rabbit and their interaction
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Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
An excellent start to a new series, I love the fact that one of the protagonists is a rabbit! It is certainly a change from the usual cats and dogs :D

Jules had a bad accident a few years back, her recuperation involved caring for rabbits and she subsequently decided to turn the family farm into a rabbit rescue and rehab centre.  She is lucky that she has help in the form of a Veterinary Student (actually Jess is very nearly qualified) and a couple of school kids who are helping out in their fina
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Annarella
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, it was engaging and entertaining even if sometimes it was a bit confusing.
The characters are well written and likable, I liked both Jules and Bun and found their telepathic chatting funny, the plot is entertaining even if a bit confusing at times, the setting lovely.
The mystery was ok, no plot hole, and it kept me guessing.
I look forward to reading another installment in this series.
Recommended!
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Stephanie
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
it was really good! I really like books that have more drama stuff and things happening in them. And of a course if there is a little romance in the second book then that willl be super!!
Ellen Moore
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, first-reads
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This is the first in a new cozy mystery series about Jules Bridge, owner of a rabbit rescue farm, and her special pet rabbit Bun who communicates with her through mental telepathy. The two discover the dead body of Arty the mime while on a frigid March morning walk. They plan to investigate his murder, but first there are numerous threatening incidents at the farm that cause them alarm and suspicion of everyone present there and involve the police. This w ...more
Susan Green
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure how I would like a book about a talking rabbit, but I enjoyed the story and read it very quickly. I would definitely recommend it.
LORI CASWELL
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’s Thoughts

A rabbit is an unusual character to find in a cozy mystery. The only series I can think of that included a bunny was The Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries by Elizabeth Lynn Casey. The bunny, Paris, in those stories, added a lot of humor but wasn’t one of the leading characters like Bun, the bunny is in Left Fur Dead.

We meet Jules Bridge, owner of the Fur Bridge Farm where she cares for Bun and several other rescued rabbits. Bun is a very special bunny, he can communicate with J
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Mary Brown
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis:

On Fur Bridge Farm, Jules cares for rescued rabbits. But when a killer strikes, she'll need a rabbit to rescue her . . .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has a very special relationship with one bunny in particular. Bun is a black-and-white rabbit who happens to have the ability to communicate through mental telepathy. Once she got over the shock, Jules found her furry
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Katreader
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
LEFT FUR DEAD by J. M. Griffin
The First Jules and Bun Mystery

Juliette Bridge, better known as Jules, is the owner of Fur Bridge Farm. From providing rehabilitation to rabbits that have been abused to bringing bunnies as entertainment to children's parties, Jules deals in all things rabbit. Her sidekick is Bun, a black-and-white rabbit who has the ability to communicate telepathically with her. After stumbling across a dead body the pair find themselves victims. Someone has been entering the barn
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait for the next in series ! This was such a charming enjoyable debut . Well done to the author. If you love animals you will be equally smitten with this new series. I loved every aspect of this wonderful book,.
Thank you to both the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this for review with gratitude. My opinion is my own. Left Fur Dead is the first book in a new cozy series, the Jules & Bun Mysteries.

We are introduced to a new fur companion, a rabbit in this t
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Susan
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a nice charge from the usual cats and dogs one usually reads about in cozies. Not only is the 'sidekick' a rabbit, this rabbit can communicate telepathically with his human, Juliette (aka Jules) Bridge. Bun has been rescued from a not very nice family and begins to talk to Jules, she thinks she's imagining things. One day, while she out for a walk with Bun in a baby sling, his previous owner confronts Jules, asking if he had spoken to her. She said no but now it was clear that her rabbit co ...more
Kristina
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Left Fur Dead is a cute cozy mystery. Jules Bridge is the caretaker of Fur Bridge Farm which takes injured and abused bunnies. She also breeds and raises rabbits as well as runs a store on the farm that sells yarn and rabbit related items. Bun is Jules bunny housemate that she rescued from Margery Shaw who called the little fellow the devil spawn. Margery just did not understand what Bun was trying to communicate. Oh, I may have forgotten to mention that Bun talks to Jules using mental telepathy ...more
Sapphyria
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Left Fur Dead is a cute first book in J.M. Griffin's new Jules & Bun Mystery series. Juliette "Jules" Bridge owns and operates Fur Bridge Farms, a sanctuary for injured, abused, and neglected rabbits. She has help by way of Jessica "Jess" Plain, a vet school student and other student helpers. Jules also has an unusual bunny named Bun. I enjoyed Bun's ability to communicate telepathically with Jules.

When Jules and Bun are out for a walk, they discover a body. The body belongs to Arty, a mime
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Carrie
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Left Fur Dead by J.M. Griffin is the first book in the new cozy Jules & Bun Mystery series. While this series mainly falls into the cozy mystery genre it does have a touch of fantasy to it in the fact it has a talking bunny helping the protagonist solve crime. As with most cozy series though the book has it’s own mystery solved within so no need to worry about cliffhangers with only the character development carrying over to the next book of the series. .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge is the owner
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Nina Silva
Jul 09, 2019 rated it liked it
If you’ve ever wanted to know more about how to care for rabbits, this is the cozy mystery for you. Fur Bridge Farm is Jules’ home and where she runs her rabbit farm taking care of a plethora of bunnies including ones who have been rescued from abusive homes.

When Jules and her special best bud, Bun the rabbit, discover a dead body and Fur Bridge Farm is faced with an intruder determined to ‘free’ the rabbits they find themselves in the middle of an investigation.

I took a little while to really g
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Bridget
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you like cozy mysteries and you are looking for a series with a difference, then look no further!

I loved this cozy with its unusual telepathic rabbit. The first in a new series, Left Fur Dead was set in a quaint New Hampshire Town.

In the opening chapters, we meet Juliette ‘Jules’ Bridge who owns and runs a sanctuary for rescued rabbits. Jules was well drawn and very likeable in terms of her fearlessness and determination but her decision-making was extremely flawed as she kept on finding hers
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L.D.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
JM Griffin is also the writer of the fabulous seven book Vinnie Esposito mystery series https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B..., Luna Devere fairy mysteries https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B..., Sarah McDougall https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B..., Deadly Bakery trilogy https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B..., and many other awesome books.

Having read all of Mrs. Griffin's previous releases including her joint collaboration. This book just didn't grip and hold my attention as tightly a
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Diane Hernandez
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
The author of Left Fur Dead had me at “telepathic rabbit”.

Jules runs a rabbit rescue on her farm in rural New Hampshire with a yarn store on the premises. Walking with Jules one snowy morning, her pet rabbit, Bun, finds a dead body. The body is Arty, the local mime. Later, a break-in at Jule’s farm brings a warning that the rabbits must be released as Arty wanted. What is the connection between Arty’s death and the perpetrator? Jules and Bun investigate to find out.

I was grateful to read a cozy
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Savannah
On Fur Bridge Farm, Jules cares for rescued rabbits. But when a killer strikes, she'll need a rabbit to rescue her . . .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has a very special relationship with one bunny in particular. Bun is a black-and-white rabbit who happens to have the ability to communicate through mental telepathy. Once she got over the shock, Jules found her furry friend ha
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Susan Johnston
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here: I am fond of rabbits. My sister was a Lop so I admit to being won over by Bun, a highly articulate rabbit who communicates with her human Jules psychically. Jules runs a rabbit farm where she keeps rescued rabbits until they can be adopted by the best human companions. Bun is also very intuitive with heightened senses but at times he can revert to what he is- a rabbit. He travels with her in a sling and he has an insatiable curiosity. Perhaps he is part cat.
He loves to
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JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.

With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito novels have been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebo
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