Left Fur Dead
(A Jules & Bun Mystery)
by J.M. Griffin
About the Book
Left Fur Dead (A Jules & Bun Mystery)
1st in Series
Kensington (June 25, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Digital ASIN: B07HVS38YB
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 had a lot to say.
One frigid March morning on their walk together, Bun spots a body. The police identify the frozen stiff as Arthur Freeman, aka Arty the Mime. Jules and Arty knew each other on the children's party circuit, where he’d perform magic tricks and she had an educational rabbit petting pen. With Bun egging her on, Jules decides it’s time they hop to it and put their heads together to discover who silenced the mime. But their investigation leads them down a rabbit hole of more suspects and lies, while a killer sets a trap for them . . .
What I Thought:
I love cozy mysteries that have animals in them, most of the time, the animals are dogs or cats. This cozy mystery had rabbits in it, and one rabbit in particular, Bun, could communicate with the protagonist, Jules, by telepathy. This was a refreshing change for a cozy. Jules runs a rabbit rescue far and he also takes her rabbits to children's parties where she works with Arty the Mime. On a walk on a cold March day, Jules and Bun find the body of Arty the Mime, of course Jules is suspected at first because she and Arty had an argument about her rabbits. When someone keeps threatening Jules barn full of rabbits, her and Bun set out to find out who the culprit is and whether the culprit had anything to do with Arty's death. I found this a really good read. I was hooked from the start and found myself flipping pages as quickly as a could. It was helpful flipping pages because the story flowed well and it was a quick read. I thought the plot was well thought out and the twist at the end was something I was not expecting at all. I look forward to reading more in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book.
About the Author
J. M. Griffin is the bestselling cozy mystery author of sixteen novels, including the
Vinnie Esposito series. She lives in rural Rhode Island with her husband and two very mysterious cats. Visit her at jm-griffin.com.