Thank you, Deranged Readers!


Dear Deranged Readers:

When I began this blog in mid-December 2012 I had no expectations regarding how many people I might reach. Truthfully I was just compelled to do something I love, which to share twisted tales from L.A.’s deeply disturbed past.

The month of August was a personal best for the blog with over 26,000 visitors, most of whom had visited before! In the months since the blog began it has logged over 124,000 visitors — not just random hits. I know how busy everyone is, and I’m touched that so many of you find time for Deranged L.A. Crimes.

I take this endeavor seriously and I make every effort to keep the stories interesting and the facts straight.  I want you to know that I will always respond respectfully to your comments, even on those occasions when we may agree to disagree.

Again, my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your support.

Now let the bad behavior continue.



14 thoughts on “Thank you, Deranged Readers!

  1. Thank you for your efforts! This is a very entertaining blog which I always enjoy. I love this kinda stuff! I’m glad I’ve found it.

    • Sam – the blog is a labor of love for me. I enjoy the research and writing and I’m so pleased that you’re enjoying it. Best — Joan

  2. Now I feel guilty ’cause I really slacked off last month 🙁 I’ll try to make up for it, I promise!

    Thanks for a great blog 🙂

  3. since stumbling on this blog it’s become a favorite,nobody writes about the seedy side of LA like you,this side of Ellroy or Chandler,and that’s as high a compliment as i can give

    • Devlin, You’ve made my day! Chandler and Ellroy are two of my favorite writers, bar none. I’m fortunate to be working on a book of
      crime scene photos with James Ellroy and with the executive director of the L.A. Police Museum (where I’m a volunteer archivist). I
      appreciate your readership and I’m glad that you’ve found Deranged. Best — Joan

  4. Your stories are quite interesting and entertaining. A bit like a Sherlock Holmes book. But more deranged! I look forward to seeing your book.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Demis – thank you for your comment and for your readership. There are so many great L.A. stories to tell that I’ll never run out of material. Best — Joan

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