Jules & Bun Mystery #1 by J. M. Griffin
Published on: June 25, 2019
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, the story mostly centers around Fur Bridge Farm and those who work there as well as those from the community who have reason to interact with the farm. And while it is a animal rescue/rehab farm, it also has a little store where yarn is sold and a veterinarian that helps out too. The book itself is a cute, fun, and light read that was enjoyable from the start. The main character, Jules, does manage to get in a few predicaments on occasion, but she also has a wide network of friends and allies for support. In addition, because Jules work engages her with many different individuals throughout the community, there is a wide range of opportunities for future books. Overall, I found the dynamic between Jules and Bun kept me entertained and interested – as Bun was able to be a good source of information and a good lookout for Jules, but Jules also found him exasperating a few times too. All in all, I found this book rather enjoyable and can definitely recommend.
Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington Books for the book for the advanced reader copy.