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 10/21/20)

1. James Rollins

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. Kathy Reichs

4. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

5. Jeffery Deaver

6. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

7. Michael C. Grumley

8. Iris Johansen

9. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

10. Karin Slaughter

11. Simon Beckett

12. Kevin Tinto

13. Tim Downs

14. Casey Hill

15. Jefferson Bass

16. Tess Gerritsen

17. Alane Ferguson

18. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

19. Matthew Mather

20. Brandt Legg

21. J.T. Ellison

22. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

23. James D. Prescott

23. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

25. Larry Bond

26. Danielle Girard

27. Lisa Black (MacLean)

28. Scott Sigler

29. Beverly Connor

30. Daniel Suarez

31. Lisa Black (Gardiner & Renner)

32. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

33. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

34. Aaron Elkins

35. Nick Thacker

36. Wesley Chu

37. Paolo Bacigalupi

38. Kathryn Fox

39. T.A. Ward

40. Keith McCarthy

41. Erin Hart

42. Toni Dwiggins

43. Gwen Hunter

44. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

45. P.J. Parrish

46. William Hertling (Singularity)

47. Judith Lucci

48. Daniel H. Wilson

49. Rebecca Cantrell

50. Ramez Naam

51. Erec Stebbins

52. Douglas Phillips

53. Annelie Wendeberg

54. R.J. Corgan

55. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

56. A.D. Garrett

57. Rachel Amphlett 

58. Jen J. Danna

59. Alberto Hazan

60. Lori Andrews

61. Eliot Peper (Analog)

62. Eric Bernt

63. J.A. Schneider

64. Tony Batton

65. Nik Krasno

66. Mary Lawrence

67. Ian Hocking

68. Timothy S. Johnston

69. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

70. Jeff Kirk

71. D.H. Dublin

72. Kim Stanley Robinson

73. Margaret Atwood

74. G.W. Eccles

75. Denison Hatch

76. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

77. Nathan M. Farrugia

78. Avanti Centrae

79. William Hertling (Kill Chain)

80. Samuel Marquis

81. E.E. Giorgi

82. Jon McGoran

83. Michael R. Hicks

84. J. David Core

85. Dale Kutzera

86. Christopher Kerns

87. Amy Rogers (Microes)


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 10/21/20)

1. Genome (A.G. Riddle)

2. Crucible (James Rollins)

3. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

4. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

5. The Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

6. Kowalski’s In Love (James Rollins)

7. The Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

8. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

9. Crooked River (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

10. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

11. Dark Tribute (Iris Johansen)

12. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

13. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

14. Smoke Screen (Iris Johansen)

15. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

16. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

17. Meerkat Murders (R.J. Corgan)

18. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

19. The Girl Who Lived Twice (David Lagercrantz)

20. A Conspiracy of Bones (Kathy Reichs)

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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