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When the Music Stopped Hardcover – February 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; First Edition edition (February 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070477922
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070477926
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,973,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This latest romantic-suspense spellbinder from Ogilvie ( The Summer of the Osprey ) concerns a somnolent coastal town in Maine that is shaken by unexpected reverberations from a long-dormant scandal. In 1927, Guy Rigby deserted his wife, embezzled $250,000 from his own bank and dashed off to France with Mary Ann Esmond, whom he eventually married, and who went on to become a renowned pianist. Now widowed, Mary Ann and her sister, Emma, a violinist, have boldly returned to Maine despite the whispers their presence continues to provoke. The talented ladies endear themselves to the narrator, novelist Eden Winter; she, however, is fated to discover their bodies, mutilated by an ax-wielding intruder. There are plenty of suspects: Robbie Mackenzie, who had vainly implored Mary Ann for piano lessons; mysterious newcomer Nick Raintree; Lucas Wolcott, a vicious drunkard whose physically abused daughter was staying with the sisters; or someone still seeking revenge for Guy's betrayal years ago. An ominous undercurrent of cruelty, death and violence runs throughout the storyan effective contrast to the town's tranquil beauty and clannish quaintness. The murderer's identity is a genuine shocker.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Churchman on August 12, 2012
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Story was complex, well written enough to keep my interest. Characters were well defined and quaintly realistic for a Maine seafaring little town. Guilty party was a surprise to me and I had to re-read the end to really believe it. Enjoyed it and have to be honest...read it in 2 days.
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