Joan Elizabeth Renner
Joan Renner is a writer, social historian, and lecturer. Her blog, Deranged L.A. Crimes®, recounts true tales of murder, mayhem, political corruption, and celebrity scandal from the 1920s through the 1970s.
She has written The First with the Latest! Aggie Underwood, the Herald, and the Sordid Crimes of a City, the companion book for a photo exhibit of the same name. The exhibit is at the Central Library, Los Angeles, California and will run until January 10, 2016.
Joan has appeared in numerous episodes of: Deadly Affairs, Evil Twins, Deadly Women, Evil Kin, and Dark Temptations for the ID Discovery Channel. She appeared in a segment on film noir for the Turner Classic Movies series Film Fanatics and in an episode about 1930s era gangsters for the History Channel.
As a volunteer for the Los Angeles Police Museum Joan has assisted with archival projects, research, and exhibits. In spring 2015 she completed a book with the museum entitled LAPD '53. Co-authored by novelist James Ellroy and the museum's executive director, Glynn Martin, the book spent four weeks on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List.
Joan’s true crime book, Deranged L.A. Crimes from the Notebook of Aggie Underwood will be released in January 2016.