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 1/16/20)

1. James Rollins (55 weeks in a row)

2. Patricia Cornwell

3. Kathy Reichs

4. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

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. 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. James D. Prescott

22. J.T. Ellison

23. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

24. Larry Bond

25. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

26. Lisa Black

27. Danielle Girard

28. Beverly Connor

29. Daniel Suarez

30. Scott Sigler

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Aaron Elkins

33. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

34. T.A. Ward

35. Nick Thacker

36. Kathryn Fox

37. Paolo Bacigalupi

38. Wesley Chu

39. Keith McCarthy

40. William Hertling (Singularity)

41. Erin Hart

42. Gwen Hunter

43. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

44. Toni Dwiggins

45. Judith Lucci

46. P.J. Parrish

47. R.J. Corgan

48. Rebecca Cantrell

49. Daniel H. Wilson

50. Ramez Naam

51. Annelie Wendeberg

52. Erec Stebbins

53. A.D. Garrett

54. Eric Bernt

55. Rachel Amphlett 

56. Eliot Peper (Analog)

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. Jen J. Danna

59. Lori Andrews

60. J.A. Schneider

61. Tony Batton

62. Timothy S. Johnston

63. Nik Krasno

64. Mary Lawrence

65. Jeff Kirk

66. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

67. Ian Hocking

68. D.H. Dublin

69. Kim Stanley Robinson

70. Margaret Atwood

71. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

72. Denison Hatch

73. G.W. Eccles

74. Nathan M. Farrugia

75. Alberto Hazan

76. William Hertling (Kill Chain)

77. Samuel Marquis

78. Jon McGoran

79. Douglas Phillips

80. E.E. Giorgi

81. Michael R. Hicks

82. Amy Rogers (Microes)

83. J. David Core

84. Dale Kutzera

85. 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 1/16/20)

1. Crucible (James Rollins)

2. Genome (A.G. Riddle)

3. China Girl (Erec Stebbins)

4. Smoke Screen (Iris Johansen)

5. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

6. The Girl Who Lived Twice (David Lagercrantz)

7. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

8. Meerkat Murders (R.J. Corgan)

9. The Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

10. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

11. Dark Tribute (Iris Johansen)

12. The Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

13. Kowalski’s In Love (James Rollins)

14. Expire (Danielle Girard)

15. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

16. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

17. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

18. The Scent of Death (Simon Beckett)

19. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

20. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

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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