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 3/14/19)

1. James Rollins (13 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. Tim Downs

13. Kevin Tinto

14. Jefferson Bass

15. Casey Hill

16. Tess Gerritsen

17. Alane Ferguson

18. James D. Prescott

19. Matthew Mather

20. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

20. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

22. J.T. Ellison

23. Brandt Legg

24. Larry Bond

25. Danielle Girard

26. Lisa Black

27. Daniel Suarez

28. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

29. Beverly Connor

30. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

31. Scott Sigler

32. T.A. Ward

33. Aaron Elkins

34. Timothy S. Johnston

35. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

36. Nick Thacker

37. Kathryn Fox

38. William Hertling (Singularity)

39. Keith McCarthy

40. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

41. Judith Lucci

42. Erin Hart

43. Gwen Hunter

44. Paolo Bacigalupi

45. P.J. Parrish

46. Toni Dwiggins

47. Wesley Chu

48. Rebecca Cantrell

49. Annelie Wendeberg

50. Daniel H. Wilson

51. A.D. Garrett

52. Ramez Naam

53. Erec Stebbins

54. Rachel Amphlett 

55. R.J. Corgan

56. Jen J. Danna

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. Lori Andrews

59. Tony Batton

60. J.A. Schneider

61. Eliot Peper (Analog)

62. Jeff Kirk

63. Nik Krasno

64. William Hertling (Kill Chain)

65. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

66. Ian Hocking

67. D.H. Dublin

68. Mary Lawrence

69. Nathan M. Farrugia

70. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

71. Kim Stanley Robinson

72. G.W. Eccles

73. Denison Hatch

74. Margaret Atwood

75. Samuel Marquis

76. Jon McGoran

77. Amy Rogers (Microes)

78. Michael R. Hicks

79. Dale Kutzera

80. Christopher Kerns

81. J. David Core

82. 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 3/14/19)

1. Mosaic (Michael C. Grumley)

2. Crucible (James Rollins)

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

4. Genome (A.G. Riddle)

5. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

6. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

7. The Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

8. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

9. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

10. Borderless (Eliot Peper)

11. The Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

12. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

13. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

14. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

15. The Fall of Io (Wesley Chu)

16. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

17 Kowalski’s In Love (James Rollins)

18. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

19. Shattered Mirror (Iris Johansen)

20. The Damage Done (P.J. Parrish)

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

Updated 11/27/18

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. South Africa

9. France

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

Adenosine triphosphate

Adipocere

Algorithm

Anti-oncogene

Antinuclear antibodies

Bandwidth

Batten disease

BIOS

Botulism toxin

Brachcephalic

Brisance

Carbon Dioxide

Chiastolite hornfels

Cutaneous myiasis

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

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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