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 4/25/17)

1. James Rollins (13 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. Tim Downs

10. Michael C. Grumley

11. Karin Slaughter

12. Kevin Tinto

13. Tess Gerritsen

14. Jefferson Bass

15. Casey Hill

16. Alane Ferguson

17. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

18. Brandt Legg

19. A.G. Riddle

20. J.T. Ellison

21. Daniel Suarez

22. Larry Bond

23. Lisa Black

24. Scott Sigler

25. Aaron Elkins

26. Beverly Connor

27. Mary Lawrence

28. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

29. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

30. Kathryn Fox

31. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

32. Jeff Kirk

33. Keith McCarthy

34. Matthew Mather

35. Judith Lucci

36. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

37. Erec Stebbins

38. Danielle Girard

39. Toni Dwiggins

40. Gwen Hunter

41. Rachel Amphlett 

42. A.D. Garrett

43. Tony Batton

44. P.J. Parrish

45. Erin Hart

46. Eliot Peper

47. Nik Krasno

48. William Hertling

49. Rebecca Cantrell

50. Wesley Chu

51. Ramez Naam

52. Lori Andrews

53. Daniel H. Wilson

54. Samuel Marquis

55. Nathan Farrugia

56. J.A. Schneider

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. Jen J. Danna

59. Denison Hatch

60. Amy Rogers

61. Ian Hocking

62. D.H. Dublin

63. G.W. Eccles

64. Christopher Kerns

65. Jon McGoran

66. Michael R. Hicks

67. J. David Core

68. Dale Kutzera

69. 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 4/25/17)

1. Endgame (Casey Hill)

2. 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. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

8. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

9. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

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

 

11. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

12. Chaos (Patricia Cornwell)

13. Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

14. Kill Process (William Hertling)

15. The Seventh Plague (James Rollins)

16. Blue Labyrinth (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

17. Depraved Heart (Patricia Cornwell)

18. The Steel Kiss (Jeffery Deaver)

19. Die Again (Tess Gerritsen)

20. The Rise of Io (Wesley Chu)

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

Updated 4/21/17

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. Brazil

9. France

10. South Africa


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

Updated 4/21/17

1. California

2. Texas

3. Florida

4. New York

5. Illinois

6. Ohio

7. North Carolina

8. Virginia

9. Pennsylvania

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

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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