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 11/14/19)

1. James Rollins (45 weeks in a row)

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. Kathy Reichs

4. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

5. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

6. Michael C. Grumley

7. Jeffery Deaver

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. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

19. Matthew Mather

20. Brandt Legg

21. J.T. Ellison

22. James D. Prescott

23. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

24. Larry Bond

25. Danielle Girard

26. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

27. Lisa Black

28. Daniel Suarez

29. Beverly Connor

30. Scott Sigler

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Aaron Elkins

33. T.A. Ward

34. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

35. Nick Thacker

36. Kathryn Fox

37. Paolo Bacigalupi

38. Wesley Chu

39. Keith McCarthy

40. William Hertling (Singularity)

41. Erin Hart

42. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

43. R.J. Corgan

44. Judith Lucci

45. Gwen Hunter

46. P.J. Parrish

47. Toni Dwiggins

48. Eric Bernt

49. Rebecca Cantrell

50. Daniel H. Wilson

51. Ramez Naam

52. Annelie Wendeberg

53. Erec Stebbins

54. A.D. Garrett

55. Eliot Peper (Analog)

56. Rachel Amphlett 

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. Jen J. Danna

59. Lori Andrews

60. Timothy S. Johnston

61. J.A. Schneider

62. Tony Batton

63. Nik Krasno

64. Mary Lawrence

65. Jeff Kirk

66. Ian Hocking

67. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

68. D.H. Dublin

69. Kim Stanley Robinson

70. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

71. Margaret Atwood

72. G.W. Eccles

73. Denison Hatch

74. Alberto Hazan

75. Nathan M. Farrugia

76. William Hertling (Kill Chain)

77. Samuel Marquis

78. Jon McGoran

79. Michael R. Hicks

80. E.E. Giorgi

81. Amy Rogers (Microes)

82. J. David Core

83. Dale Kutzera

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 10/3/19)

1. Smoke Screen (Iris Johansen)- 4 weeks in a row

2. Crucible (James Rollins)

3. Genome (A.G. Riddle)

4. Meerkat Murders (R.J. Corgan)

5. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

6. Dark Tribute (Iris Johansen)

7. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

8. The Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

9. Expire (Danielle Girard)

10. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

11. The Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

12. The Scent of Death (Simon Beckett)

13. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

14. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

15. Kowalski’s In Love (James Rollins)

16. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

17. Breach (Eliot Peper)

18. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

19. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

20. Mosaic (Michael C. Grumley)

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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