PAUL DREXLER has been writing about San Francisco crime since 1984. He worked for years with the late Kevin Mullen, a retired deputy chief of the San Francisco Police Department, developing Crooks Tours of San Francisco, which offers walking crime tours of Chinatown and the Barbary Coast.
Paul designed and co-produced SFPD Homicide, an interactive, award-winning, true-crime video game that has been used to teach police procedures. His column, “Notorious Crooks,” appeared regularly in the Sunday San Francisco Examiner from 2014 to 2018.
He has taught crime history at San Francisco State and appeared on the Discovery ID Network show, Deadly Women, as an expert on San Francisco murderesses and on Spike TV as an expert on the Zodiac Killer.
In July 2017, Paul received the Oscar Lewis Award from the San Francisco History Association for his writing on San Francisco.