True crime enthusiasts have a deep appreciation for the detectives, who against all odds secure justice for victims and their families. And if you’re a chiseled, dashingly handsome detective who had a hand in capturing The Golden State Killer, all the better. Which is to say, murderinos have been going gaga over the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office investigator Paul Holes, in part because My Favorite Murder co-hosts Karen Kilgarriff and Georgia Hardstark sang his praises and commended his crush-worthiness on their popular podcast.
This sparked the awkwardly named hashtag #HotForHoles, in which admirers share photos, fan art, and memes of this truly hunky 50-year-old detective.
Not long after the arrest of Golden State Killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, Holes joined Twitter. And being far from freaked out by the hashtag that bears his name and our collective lust, he tweeted:
First, absolutely flattered by #HotforHoles. Some talent behind some of that artwork. Second, I'll see how I can get that blue check mark so everybody can feel confidant this is me.— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 9, 2018
Though new to Twitter and internet fame, it was no time before he was multi-tasking like a pro, pushing Twitter to verify his account with a thirst tweet.
Holes has also been reaching out to his 12 thousand plus followers to seek witnesses for other unsolved cases. Plus, he’s been sweetly responsive to fans, and revealed his awareness of My Favorite Murder’s fandom and most famous catchphrase.
We don't want to go down that road. Stay safe!— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 16, 2018
I blew it! Still trying to get the hang of this Twitter thing.— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 16, 2018
But my fellow murderinos, Holes took things up a notch last night when he suggestively tweeted at Kilgariff. Here’s the exchange that had us gasping in glee and jealousy. It began with the podcaster/comedienne tweeting while on My Favorite Murder’s European tour, and a cheeky response from a pun-loving fan account.
THEN THIS HAPPENED:
Now that is a wink!— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 17, 2018
Whew…the pressure. Maybe, just maybe she'll…. Oh, I don't know for sure. I gotta try…— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 17, 2018
Hi Paul Holes.— Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) May 18, 2018
Hi Karen!— Paul Holes (@PaulHoles) May 18, 2018
Nice to meet you. I think we'd make a good team. 😀 pic.twitter.com/BA4QwmSuib
Sorry, but shipping you two so hard right now!!! (not sorry) pic.twitter.com/josYGOthr4— Lotus 🖤 (@aSoftBlackStar) May 18, 2018
Someone get a writer on this pilot STAT.— Allison King (@allisonking) May 18, 2018
I’m getting a vulnerability contact high. pic.twitter.com/dIyoAL8YzT— Sam (@sgwellman) May 18, 2018
Sometimes Twitter is good.