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 6/26/17)

1. James Rollins (21 weeks in a row)

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. Kathy Reichs

4. Lincoln Child

5. Jeffery Deaver

6. Iris Johansen

7. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

8. Simon Beckett

9. Michael C. Grumley

10. Tim Downs

11. Karin Slaughter

12. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

13. Jefferson Bass

14. Tess Gerritsen

15. Kim Stanley Robinson

16. Casey Hill

17. Alane Ferguson

18. Kevin Tinto

19. Brandt Legg

20. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

21. J.T. Ellison

22. Daniel Suarez

23. Larry Bond

24. Lisa Black

25. Scott Sigler

26. Aaron Elkins

27. Beverly Connor

28. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

29. Matthew Mather

30. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Kathryn Fox

33. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

34. Keith McCarthy

35. Judith Lucci

36. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

37. Mary Lawrence

38. Jeff Kirk

39. Toni Dwiggins

40. Gwen Hunter

41. Erec Stebbins

42. Erin Hart

43. Rachel Amphlett 

44. A.D. Garrett

45. Rebecca Cantrell

46. P.J. Parrish

47. Tony Batton

48. William Hertling

49. Nik Krasno

50. Daniel H. Wilson

51. Eliot Peper

52. Wesley Chu

53. Lori Andrews

54. Ramez Naam

55. J.A. Schneider

56. Samuel Marquis

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. Danielle Girard

59. Jen J. Danna

60. Amy Rogers

61. Nathan Farrugia

62. Denison Hatch

63. Ian Hocking

64. D.H. Dublin

65. G.W. Eccles

66. Jon McGoran

67. Christopher Kerns

68. Michael R. Hicks

69. J. David Core

70. Dale Kutzera

71. E.E. Giorgi


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 6/26/17)

1. Full Wolf Moon (Lincoln Child)- 7 weeks in a row

3. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

3. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

4. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

5. Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

6. Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

7. Destiny (Matthew Mather & Lucas Bale)

8. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

9. The Burial Hour (Jeffery Deaver)

10. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

11. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

12. Restless Dead (Simon Beckett)

13. The Obsidian Chamber (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

14. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

15. Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

16. Endgame (Casey Hill)

17. Chaos (Patricia Cornwell)

18. Blue Labyrinth (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

19. Kill Process (William Hertling)

20. The Seventh Plague (James Rollins)

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

Updated 6/20/17

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. France

9. Brazil

10. South Africa


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

Updated 6/20/17

1. California

2. Texas

3. New York

4. Florida

5. Illinois

6. Pennsylvania

7. Michigan

8. North Carolina

9. Ohio

10. Virginia


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

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)

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

Adenosine triphosphate

Adipocere

Algorithm

Anti-oncogene

Antinuclear antibodies

Batten disease

BIOS

Brachcephalic

Brisance

Chiastolite hornfels

Cutaneous myiasis

Electric Chair

Electron Microscope

ELISA

Epigenetic

Fermat’s Theorem

Fibonacci Sequence

Foramen Magnum

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer

Gene Gun

Inertial Measurement Unit

Henbane

Hematopoietic stem cells

Hydrogen Fluoride

Klystron tube

Lactone

Leptin

Low Template DNA (LTDNA)

Maillard reaction

Melanin

Mitochondrial DNA testing

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

Stable Isotope Analysis

SV40

Tapetum Lucidum

Tektite

Thyrotropic hormone

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