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Welcome to Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs.  This is a site dedicated to crime fiction and thriller reviews, trashy book covers and the occasional photo of Dachshunds!

My name is Jeff Popple. I have lifelong interest in crime fiction and thrillers and from 1982 to 2015 I was the crime fiction reviewer for the Canberra Times.  I now do a weekly book column in the Canberra Weekly.  I am also a regular contributor to George Easter’s Deadly Pleasures magazine.  I have also contributed in the past to magazines such as Mean Streets and Crime Factory.  I have done several book launches, public interviews and panel sessions with authors and I am on the Selection Committee for the Ned Kelly Awards, the Ngaio Marsh Awards and the Barry Awards.

I look forward to sharing my reviews and photos of my three Dachshunds, Toby, Layla and Oreo.  I am also going to have a weekly session on trashy covers from my collection of pulp fiction. 

Don Sandstrom Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mystery Fandom, 2019