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Left Fur Dead

(Jules & Bun Mystery #1)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  304 ratings  ·  121 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 hap
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Published June 25th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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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.
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 of F
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. This
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
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
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
Chatting About
A good, entertaining cozy mystery debut with lots of fluffy rescue bunnies to enjoy. Protagonist, Jules Bridge owns Fur Bridge Farm and has a black and white rescue bunny, Bun, who she communicates with telepathically. Bun is smart, sweet, sensitive, sociable, nosy, and a guard rabbit, also! Veterinarian-to-be, Jess Plain, works with Jules at the farm while finishing her degree, and keeps all the sweet bunnies healthy. When Jules and Bun are jogging and happen upon a frozen body; threats and van ...more
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
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
Mary Brown
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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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I don't know if it's just me or if it was the book, but I just couldn't finish it. It was super cute and I was looking forward to it, but there was so much stuff crammed into the first few chapters in the book that had no context that had me wondering if I'd missed an earlier book but was a confusing way to start off a debut book in a new series. I think it would've been a better if they started the series at the beginning instead of reeling off a bunch of past events that may or may
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first mystery book with animal sidekick read......I loved it!

This was such a fun entertaining read. I loved the characters, the yarn shop, the bunny rescue, and of course the bunnies!

JM does a wonderful job getting the characteristics of bunnies right, they are amazing loving little balls of fur....with quirks! I sure wish mine could have used mental telepathy, what a joy that would have been. I just love Jule's & Bun's conversations.

Nothing like taking a nice stroll with your bunny....than
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
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
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Jun 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Heartwarming. I love bunnies. Full review to come
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Vicky Marie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
What a fresh take on cozy mysteries. You can go to the mystery section of any book store and see dozens of cozies involving a cat or dog companion, but rarely do you see one with a rabbit companion, and a telepathic one at that. Being a mommy to two rambunctious bunnies, I couldn't help but be drawn to this new series. I found some parts repetitive, (like the constant breaking into the barn and tormenting of the rabbits) and the criminal's intentions a bit of a stretch. However, I didn't let it ...more
Jessica Wilhoite
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was well-written and a quick-read. When my dog was alive, I talked to him all the time and though he never spoke back, like Bun, I knew he understood what I was saying. I think most pet owners feel that way.

The book starts out with a conversation between Jules and Bun, who is a rabbit, and I had to go back and reread the very beginning to make sure I wasn't crazy that, yes, the rabbit was talking LOL.

I had my suspicions about the murderer, but the how and why wer
Apr 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, 2020, audio, hoopla
As much as I love animals, I am not a fan of talking animals in books. The mystery itself was OK as it kept my interest but not sure if I will read any more in this series.
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
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Left Fur Dead is the first in the Jules and Bun series and it's about Jules who ones a rabbit farm where she takes in domesticated rabbits that have been abused by their owners or no longer wanted. One of her favorites and the one she takes along with her everywhere is Bun. Bun is unusual because he can communicate with Jules through her mind. He is very talkative and one of the reasons his last owner got rid of him.

One one of their walks Jules and Bun discover a dead body and soon find out he w
2019 bk 232. This mystery is very twee. If you do not like rabbits, do not read this book. It is infested with the cute, furry, floppy eared critters. It was cute. There were holes, and this is another author author who does not give the essential missing piece of the puzzle till after the murderer is caught. I probably won't pick up the second, unless I need a bunny fix. ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's all bunny paws on deck at Fur Bridge Farm and right from the start the characters hop upon a murder!! Not only does this book contain a well planned mystery with lots of twists and turns, but the author has woven in a dash of whimsy with a talking bunny! This first book in the Jules and Bun Mystery series is fast paced and engaging. I definitely plan on reading the next book in this series! ...more
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
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
Kay Garrett
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: want-to-read
LEFT FUR DEAD by J. M. Griffin is the first book in the Jules & Bun Mystery series. It’s the adorable, wonderfully written story of Juliette “Jules” Bridge who owns Fur Bridge Farm, her adorable rabbit Bun and the murder of Arthur Freeman.

Jules runs a New Hampshire rescue farm that does rehab for injured or abused rabbits while educating the public in the process. Among those she rescued is one very special rabbit with the ability to communicate through mental telepathy – at least with Jules and
Ashleigh Stevens
On a cold spring day, rabbit farmer Jules is out for a walk when she discovers the frozen body of Arty the Mime. When someone breaks into her barn, With the help of her pet rabbit, Bun, who communicates with her telepathically, Jules must try to figure out who is behind the murder before they can hurt her and her rabbits.

While I liked the premise of this book, and the characters, I had a difficult time reading it. If it weren't for the fact that this was chosen for my book club, I probably would
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
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
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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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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