The historic Maxfield Plaza hotel in downtown St. Paul is packed to the rafters with two national conventions -- the members of The Church of The Firstborn, and delegates to the annual Daughters of Sisyphus convention.
Five old college roommates are reunited: food critic Sophie Greenway, now owner of the hotel; Adelle, who married into the founding family of the Church of the Firstborn; Lavinia, mastermind of the Daughters of Sisyphus; and Bunny and Cindy, Lavinia's top aides. But when a death terminates one of the gang, Sophie senses that not everyone is devastated by the loss.
As Sophie delicately probes the private affairs of her hotel's star guests, she recalls another loss -- of a young woman who had been the group's sixth roommate. The buried secrets of that long-ago death are exhumed as a clandestine killer stalks the halls of the Maxfield plaza, preparing a taste of the oldest sin for the final victim.
Original title: The Oldest Sin
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur