Author Archives: Zac Bissonnette

New novel plots murder during Brimfield antiques shows

  A Killing in Antiques: A Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery Mary Moody, Penguin Publishing, 320 pages, $6.99, 978-0-451234186 Available in both print and eBook editions   The world of antiques and collectibles has always been fertile ground for mystery writers, perhaps most notably with Lawrence Block’s long-running series starring Bernie...

Brimfield Antiques Show through the eyes of a young collector

Dealer after dealer report the same story about this year's Brimfield antiques shows: All things industrial are hot, and all things traditional are cold. One dealer's blunt assessment of the antiques business remains unchanged: "If you work twice as hard for half the money, everything is fine," says Gary Moise, owner...

Erte Art Deco design

A child prodigy, the Art Deco work of Romain de Tirtoff, aka, Erté, continues to influence art, sculpture and design. This brief history of the famous fashion artist shows how he learned to craft his signature style and how the antiques auction market treats his original work, limited-edition prints and works...