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 8/17/17)

1. James Rollins (27 weeks in a row)

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

4. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

5. Kathy Reichs

6. Jeffery Deaver

7. Iris Johansen

8. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

9. Simon Beckett

10. Michael C. Grumley

11. Tim Downs

12. Karin Slaughter

13. Kevin Tinto

14. Jefferson Bass

15. Tess Gerritsen

16. Margaret Atwood

17. Casey Hill

18. Alane Ferguson

19. Brandt Legg

20. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

21. J.T. Ellison

22. Larry Bond

23. Daniel Suarez

24. Lisa Black

25. Matthew Mather

26. Scott Sigler

27. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

28. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

29. Beverly Connor

30. Aaron Elkins

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

33. Kathryn Fox

34. Judith Lucci

35. Keith McCarthy

36. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

37. Gwen Hunter

38. Jeff Kirk

39. Toni Dwiggins

40. Erin Hart

41. Rebecca Cantrell

42. Erec Stebbins

43. Mary Lawrence

44. Rachel Amphlett 

45. A.D. Garrett

46. P.J. Parrish

47. William Hertling

48. Tony Batton

49. Wesley Chu

50. Annelie Wendeberg

51. Daniel H. Wilson

52. Nik Krasno

53. Eliot Peper

54. Ramez Naam

55. Lori Andrews

56. J.A. Schneider

57. Samuel Marquis

58. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

59. Kim Stanley Robinson

60. Danielle Girard

61. Jen J. Danna

62. Amy Rogers

63. Ian Hocking

64. Denison Hatch

65. Nathan M. Farrugia

66. D.H. Dublin

67. G.W. Eccles

68. Jon McGoran

69. Christopher Kerns

70. Michael R. Hicks

71. J. David Core

72. Dale Kutzera

73. 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 8/10/17)

1. I Know A Secret (Tess Gerritsen)

2. Full Wolf Moon (Lincoln Child)

3. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

4. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

5. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

6. The Steel Shark (Rebecca Cantrell)

7. Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

8. Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

9. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

10. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

11. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

12. The Burial Hour (Jeffery Deaver)

13. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

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

15. Restless Dead (Simon Beckett)

16. Destiny (Matthew Mather & Lucas Bale)

17. Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

18. The Seventh Plague (James Rollins)

19. Chaos (Patricia Cornwell)

20. Endgame (Casey Hill)

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

Updated 7/18/17

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 7/18/17

1. California

2. New York

3. Texas

4. Illinois

5. Florida

6. Ohio

7. North Carolina

8. Pennsylvania

9. Michigan

10. Georgia


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

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

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

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

Seismic Waves

Stable Isotope Analysis

Sudor anglicus

SV40

Tapetum Lucidum

Tektite

Thyrotropic hormone

Vibrio cholera

Zinc Finger

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