There has been some discussion recently concerning the boom in Scandinavian crime fiction. Some have suggested that it is anachronistic to produce so many crime fiction books set in countries where there is supposedly little real crime.
Unfortunately murders occur everywhere today as was brought home to us on Saturday when we drove to South Molton to watch the Honeytones perform in the town square.
A young man Luke Alexander, aged 21, had been stabbed to death on the Friday night, and his brother Mark injured.
Murder is a tragedy where ever it happens but when it occurs in a small rural market town where everyone knows everyone else it has a devastating effect on the community.