Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

When the Music Stopped Hardcover – February 1, 1989

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
$25.00 $0.01
"Please retry"

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell's hypnotic new novel crackles with invention and sheer storytelling pleasure. Learn more

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)

Editorial Reviews

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.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Churchman on August 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?