Based on a real event I witnessed as a boy, when refrigerators were much smaller and televisions much heavier, I wrote this story in the early 70’s in Romania. Back then it was highly unusual for the state-owned media to report a crime that showed how the desire for scarce consumer goods could lead to violence, despite its glowing portrayal of the workers’ paradise.

Under the pen name Tudor Alexander I have written and published five novels and one collection of short stories. Please visit