Fun Facts

Ranking of the Popularity of Authors on A-Thrill-A-Week

Based on the number of views and the time the page has been live

Ranking updated weekly (Last update 7/10/19)

1. James Rollins (29 weeks in a row)

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

4. Kathy Reichs

5. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

6. Jeffery Deaver

7. Michael C. Grumley

8. Iris Johansen

9. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

10. Simon Beckett

11. Karin Slaughter

12. Kevin Tinto

13. Tim Downs

14. Jefferson Bass

15. Casey Hill

16. Tess Gerritsen

17. Alane Ferguson

18. Matthew Mather

19. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

20. Brandt Legg

21. J.T. Ellison

22. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

23. James D. Prescott

24. Larry Bond

25. Lisa Black

26. Danielle Girard

27. Daniel Suarez

28. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

29. Beverly Connor

30. Scott Sigler

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. T.A. Ward

33. Aaron Elkins

34. Eric Bernt

35. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

36. Kathryn Fox

37. Nick Thacker

38. Paolo Bacigalupi

39. William Hertling (Singularity)

40. Keith McCarthy

41. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

42. Erin Hart

43. Judith Lucci

44. Wesley Chu

45. Gwen Hunter

46. P.J. Parrish

47. Toni Dwiggins

48. Rebecca Cantrell

49. Daniel H. Wilson

50. Timothy S. Johnston

51. Annelie Wendeberg

52. Ramez Naam

53. A.D. Garrett

54. Erec Stebbins

55. Eliot Peper (Analog)

56. Rachel Amphlett 

57. R.J. Corgan

58. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

59. Jen J. Danna

60. Lori Andrews

61. J.A. Schneider

62. Tony Batton

63. Nik Krasno

64. Jeff Kirk

65. Mary Lawrence

66. Ian Hocking

67. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

68. Alberto Hazan

69. D.H. Dublin

70. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

71. Nathan M. Farrugia

72. Kim Stanley Robinson

73. G.W. Eccles

74. Margaret Atwood

75. Denison Hatch

76. Samuel Marquis

77. Jon McGoran

78. William Hertling (Kill Chain)

79. Michael R. Hicks

80. Amy Rogers (Microes)

81. Dale Kutzera

82. E.E. Giorgi

83. J. David Core

84. Christopher Kerns


Top Twenty Most Popular Individual Book Reviews on A-Thrill-A-Week

Based on the number of views and the time the page has been live

Ranking updated weekly (Last update 7/12/19)

1. Expire (Danielle Girard)

2. Crucible (James Rollins)

3. Genome (A.G. Riddle)

4. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

5. Breach (Eliot Peper)

6. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

7. The Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

8. The Scent of Death (Simon Beckett)

9. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

10. The Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

11. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

12. Mosaic (Michael C. Grumley)

13. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

14. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

15. Verses for the Dead (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

16. Kowalski’s In Love (James Rollins)

17. The Alchemist of Lost Souls (Mary Lawrence)

18. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

19. Borderless (Eliot Peper)

20. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

Ranking of countries that visitors are from for A-Thrill-A-Week

Updated 5/10/19

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. France

9. South Africa

10. New Zealand


Ranking of states that visitors are from for A-Thrill-A-Week

Updated 11/26/18

1. California

2. Illinois

3. Texas

4. New York

5. Virginia

6. Ohio

7. Georgia

8. North Carolina

9. Pennsylvania

10. Washington


Highest Ranking Book

Based on the rankings from Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Library Thing (must have a minimum of 200 votes)

Ripple by Michael C. Grumley with a score of 4.70


Authors on Thrill-A-Week with a PhD

Kathy Reichs

William Bass of Jefferson Bass

Aaron Elkins

Amy Rogers

Judith Townsend Rocchiccoli (Lucci)

Erec Stebbins

Ian Hocking

Daniel H. Wilson

E.E. Giorgi

Kim Stanley Robinson

Annelie Wendeberg

R.J. Corgan

Authors on Thrill-A-Week with a MD

Keith McCarthy

Tess Gerritsen

Kathryn Fox

Amy Rogers

Authors on Thrill-A-Week with a JD or LLD

Jeffery Deaver

Lori Andrews

Nik Krasno

G.W. Eccles

Authors on Thrill-A-Week with a DVM

James Rollins

Authors on Thrill-A-Week with a RN

Bette Golden Lamb

Judith Townsend Rocchiccoli (Lucci)


Occupations of the Main Protagonist

Medical Examiner or Pathologist: Kay Scarpetta (Cornwell), Samantha Owens (Ellison), John Eisenmenger (McCarthy), Maura Isles (Gerritsen), Nora Gavin (Hart)

Anthropologist, Physical Anthropologist, or Archaeologist: Temperance Brennan (Reichs), Gideon Oliver (Elkins), Diane Fallon (Connor), David Hunter (Beckett), Matt Lowell (Danna), Ripley Gaines (Legg)

Physician: Anya Crichton (Fox),  Sara Linton (Slaughter), David Hunter (Beckett), Madison Cross (Dublin), Jill Laney and David Levine (Schneider), Rhea Lynch (Hunter)

Geneticist or Researcher: Alexander Blake (Andrews), Tessa Price (Rogers), Kira Miller (Richards), Kate Warner (Riddle)

Forensic Investigator or Criminalist: Lincoln Rhyme (Deaver), Theresa MacLean (Black), Reilly Steele (Hill), Dexter Morgan (Lindsay), Nick Fennimore (Garrett)

Forensic Entomologist:  Nick Polchak (Downs)

Geologist: Walter Shaws and Cassie Oldfield (Dwiggins), Dan Taylor (Amphlett), Joe Higheagle (Marquis), Kea Wright (Corgan)

Physicist: Jack Dura (Kirk)

Coroner’s Assistant: Cameron Mahoney (Ferguson)

Forensic Sculptist: Eve Duncan (Johansen)

Nurse: Gina Mazzio (Lamb), Alex Destephano (Rocchiccoli/Lucci)

Investigative Journalist: Mikael Blomkvist (Larsson/Lagercrantz)

Marine Biologist: Alison Shaw (Grumley)

Computer Specialist: Lisbeth Salander (Larsson/Lagercrantz), Jon Ross (Suarez), Mike William (Hertling), Kaden Lane (Naam), Roen Tan (Chu), James Chen (Peper), Joe Tesla (Cantrell), Haylie Black (Kerns)

Law Enforcer (Private Investigator, Cop, FBI agent, etc): Louis Kincaid (Parrish), Jane Rizzoli (Gerritsen), Aloysius Pendergast (Preston & Child), Peter Sebeck (Suarez), Leigh Abbott (Danna), John Savas (Stebbins), Kate Simms (Garrett), Lupa Schwartz (Core), Billy Knight (Lindsay), Taylor Foss (Kutzera), Saskia Brandt (Hocking), Alex Leskin (Eccles), Dan Taylor (Amphlett), David Vale (Riddle), Jake Rivett (Hatch), Doyle Carrick (McGoran), Track Presius (Giorgi)

Legal counsel (Lawyer, etc): Alex Destephano (Rocchiccoli/Lucci), Tom Faraday (Batton)

Business Specialist (CEO, Business magnate, etc.): Misha Vorotavich (Krasno), Mara Winkel (Peper)


Technical Word in Review

Abrin

Acoustic Archaeology

Adenosine triphosphate

Adipocere

Algorithm

Anti-oncogene

Antinuclear antibodies

Bandwidth

Batten disease

BIOS

Blockchain

Botulism toxin

Brachcephalic

Brisance

Capsomeres

Carbon Dioxide

Chiastolite hornfels

Cutaneous myiasis

Dopamine

Dsup

Electric Chair

Electron Microscope

ELISA

Epigenetic

Erythrocytes

Fermat’s Theorem

Fibonacci Sequence

Foramen Magnum

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

Gene Gun

Inertial Measurement Unit

Hafnium

Henbane

Hemgglutinin

Hematopoietic stem cells

HER2

Hydrogen Fluoride

Hydrogen Sulfide

Inert Gas

Klystron tube

Lactone

Leptin

Low Template DNA (LTDNA)

Maillard reaction

Melanin

Mitochondrial DNA testing

Monoclonal Antibody

MRI

Nanotechnology

Naphthyl Acid Phosphate

Orange Revolution

Oort Cloud

Osmium

Osteon

Palo Mayombe

Pokeweed

Pons varolli

Phocomelia

Progeria

Proteomics

Quantum Computer

Quantum Foam

Red Fuming Nitric Acid

Red Phosphorus

Red Queen Hypothesis

Retinitis pigmentosa

Retrovirus

Salicylic Acid

Seismic Waves

Solar Panels

Stable Isotope Analysis

Sudor anglicus

SV40

Tapetum Lucidum

Tektite

Thyrotropic hormone

Vibrio cholera

Zinc Finger

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