Match-dot-Murder: A True Story, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up
List Price: 15.95
Available: July 2014
Match•dot•Murder: A True Story, You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up When his relationship of 20 years abruptly ends in divorce, 50-year-old Stan fi nds himself thrust back into the dating world. He quickly discovers computer dating – the best invention since sliced bread. In fi ve years, Stan dated more than 50 ladies, and he shares stories of about a dozen of these women as well as his perspective on Internet dating. Some of these true stories are amusing and some are downright bizarre, but they all have one thing in common: none have a fairy-tale ending. Match•dot•Murder briefl y accounts Stan’s life as a married father of two daughters, but it quickly moves on to his adventures as a single man. Although dating is a challenge at fi rst, a few years later Stan’s frustration at not fi nding a new bride leads him to check out “bad girls,” who are more exciting than “good girls.” One passionate relationship with a bad girl ends after he learns she dropped out of school in eighth grade and was married at least six times. His next bad girl seems to be a dream come true as they live together blissfully for two years and even talk about marriage. Things turn on a dime, however, when his bad girl turns out to be a black widow – a psycopath who tries to kill him without any warning. Her violent actions lead to courtroom drama, as Stan battles to defend himself against her ridiculous claims, facing a justice system stacked heavily against an innocent man.
Stan McDonald is a middle-aged American male looking for love who has lived his entire life in Tennessee. His animal instincts and desire for a woman to share his life with are what got him into trouble, so the author uses a pen name and has changed the names of everyone mentioned in this true story to protect their anonymity. Specifi c biographical details would jeopardize the innocent and not-so-innocent involved. Stan’s reason for writing the book is to document the truth of what happened, so he’ll leave the blame game to authorities.