Title: Who’s Dead, Doc?
Author: J.M. Griffin
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Page Count: 320
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
J.M. Griffin’s second Jules & Bun Mystery featuring Juliette “Jules” Bridge, who rescues and rehabilitates injured or abused rabbits on her rabbit rescue farm, along with her sidekick bunny, Bun!
Things get pretty hare-y when rabbit rescue and rehab expert Jules Bridge and her brilliant bunny go undercover to catch a murderer hiding in plain sight . . .
When Juliette “Jules” Bridge began caring for rabbits on her beloved Fur Bridge Farm in rural New Hampshire, she never imagined she’d be solving murders with one of them. Not only can her
black-and-white rabbit, Bun, communicate with her telepathically, he happens to be a pretty sharp sleuth. Bun comes along as part of a petting pen for a birthday celebration–but for one of the guests, the fun is soon over. Evelyn Montgomery is found lying in the bushes with a knife in her chest, and the distraught hostess begs Jules to help . . .
To her surprise, so does Sheriff Jack Carver–who usually discourages Jules from getting involved in criminal investigations. But now she’s drafted at the last minute to fill in for Evelyn as a judge at a rabbit show, and Jack wants her to go undercover. Yet as she and Bun expose the dark–albeit fluffy–underbelly of the world of rabbit competition, a killer is ready to act as judge, jury, and executioner . . .
Who’s Dead, Doc? by J.M. Griffin is the second book of the cozy Jules & Bun Mystery series. As with most cozy series each book in this series will contain it’s own mystery that will be solved within the book so they all may be read as a standalone or in any order if choosing to do so. 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.
In the first book of the series, Left Fur Dead, readers were introduced to Juliette “Jules” Bridge who is the owner of Fur Bridge Farm in New Hampshire which she has lovingly turned into a rescue for rabbits. Jules is willing to take on any rabbit needing her care and rehabilitates those injured or abused.
While Jules tends to all those in her care she does share a special connection with one particular bunny named Bun. When Jules first took in Bun she didn’t think it was possible but Bun is able to speak with Jules telepathically which allows Bun to help Jules solve another murder when one of the guests at a birthday celebration is found with a knife in the chest.
The Jules & Bun Mystery series is of course another of those quirky and comedic cozies that I am most drawn to and end up loving. Jules is a likable enough lead but of course Bun is the one stealing the show most of the time and I can’t help but love him. If you like cozies with a little twist to them allowing them to step out of the ordinary then this would be one series to try.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
With her books sold worldwide, J.M. Griffin is one of today’s popular women sleuths authors.
J.M. is known best for her Vinnie Esposito series. The series, set in Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA, is brought to life by a colorful cast of characters. Every novel has a blend of humor, mystery, and romance. J.M.’s upcoming novel in the series, Down Dirty Dead, is the sixth in the Esposito series.
Stepping away from Rhode Island’s scenery, J.M. has set the novel Faerie Cake Dead on the coast of Maine. Filled with humor, faeries, sweet cupcakes, murder and a yummy hero, the villain is someone you least expect.
J.M.’s latest release, The Cadence Caper, takes place on the west coast of Florida in the Sarasota area. This cozy mystery has a unique cast of characters, a sexy hero, and a psychic heroin and it’s the second book in the Sarah McDougall Series.
J.M., her husband, and two wacky cats reside in a countryside village in western Rhode Island, where life is anything but mundane.