We're a group of industry professionals who, like you, are tired of all the awards in the mystery & thriller genre. The Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Barry, Thriller, Gumshoe, Shamus, Nero, Macavity, Hammett, the list goes on ad nauseum. We all know how they are chosen and by whom, and we all know the popularity, cronyism and favoritism inherent in those and all such awards.
That is why we have created the Mystery and Thriller Book Awards -- the Only Real Book Awards. ORBA's for short, because we think it's cute. Selected by an elite committee of professionals (we really are) the ORBA's will not only celebrate the things that are truly important, but will do so with an unbiased and objective eye never before seen in this industry.
We have been behind the curtain of all the traditional awards and we are tired of what we have seen. So, we're doing something about it; offering an alternative.
Welcome, mystery & thriller fans. You are home.