Good evening and welcome to this Criminal Complex round-table discussion. I am Jimmy Callaway, your moderator for this discussion. Tomorrow night, April 26th, 2012, in New York City will be held the annual Edgar awards banquet, held by that illustrious organization, the Mystery Writers of America, and where will be presented the coveted Edgar Award to the best and brightest in the genre of crime and mystery fiction. Or so it would seem. We of the Criminal Complex, in our drive to bring you the latest news in all things crime and to be incredible smart-asses, have individually read and assessed the books nominated for Edgar’s highest honor, Best Novel of the Year of our Lord, 2011. And today, we present our findings to you, dear reader. These are, of course, our own opinions, and should therefore, of course, be considered the law of the land.