Joan Renner Bio Insert

About Our Guest Host

Joan Renner is a true crime author and commentator. Her blog, Deranged L.A. Crimes, covers 20th century crimes and scandals. The L.A. Weekly called her book The First with the latest: Aggie Underwood, the Los Angeles Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City, “A great introduction to some long-forgotten L.A. crimes.” Over the past decade, she has appeared in over sixty TV shows and podcasts such as City of Angels, City of Death; Deadly Women; Buried in the Backyard; and Hollywood & Crime. She is currently working on a book for University Press Kentucky about Los Angeles during the Prohibition era. When she’s not writing about or researching crime, Joan volunteers as an archivist at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Museum.