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Learn All About Paul Holes And The Hunt For The Golden State Killer In His New Book

In "Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases," criminal profiler and investigator Paul Holes dives into what it takes to be in his line of work.

By Becca van Sambeck
Paul Holes

Oxygen Book Club highlights books in the crime sphere each month and features exclusive interviews, guided discussions, and more.

If you're a fan of true crime, it's likely you've heard of Paul Holes.

Holes, a former cold case investigator, is well known for his contributions to the capture of Joseph DeAngelo, aka the Golden State Killer, who terrorized California in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 13 people on a rampage of rape, murder, and burglary. And if you love to watch Oxygen, you likely caught his series "The DNA Of Murder With Paul Holes."

These days, Holes has added another title to his lengthy resume: book author. His memoir "Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases" takes a dive into his work solving crimes, including investigating the Laci Peterson and Jaycee Dugard cases, as well as, of course, his hunt for the Golden State Killer. Naturally, "Unmasked" is the perfect read for true crime fans, which is why it's Oxygen Book Club's May 2022 pick.

Readers can expect to learn more about how Holes got into this line of business, the side effects of following such a tough and dark career, and the work that went into unmasking Joseph DeAngelo. It's not just a fascinating look at criminal profiling, but also a thoughtful look at who Holes is — perfect for longtime fans and casual readers alike.

"Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases" is a truly unforgettable book, one that really describes the work and sacrifice that goes into criminal investigations. Read along with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with the author, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!