Proud baby boomer and dog mom, Cordy Abbott, is the author of the Old Town Mystery series. She, her husband, and their Standard Schnauzer have lived in Alexandria, Virginia for over two decades. Because she enjoys everything about the city, she can't wait to share it with readers, even a fictionalized version. When not writing she enjoys characteristic baby boomer pursuits: golf, traveling and volunteering for good causes, like American Association of University Women of Alexandria and Northern Virginia Community College's Braden Center for Women, Gender and Social Equity. She has a post-graduate certificate in Antiquities Theft and Art Crime.
Usually criminologists study the criminal, but many of today’s scholars recommend an object-centric approach for understanding art crime. Cordy Abbott looks at a new model for why your antagonist committed art, antiquities or antiques theft.