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 12/14/17)

1. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File) – 3 weeks in a row

2. James Rollins

3. Patricia Cornwell

4. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

5. Kathy Reichs

6. Jeffery Deaver

7. Iris Johansen

8. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

9. Michael C. Grumley

10. Simon Beckett

11. Tim Downs

12. Karin Slaughter

13. Jefferson Bass

14. Tess Gerritsen

15. Kevin Tinto

16. Alane Ferguson

17. Casey Hill

18. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

19. J.T. Ellison

20. Brandt Legg

21. Larry Bond

22. Matthew Mather

23. Lisa Black

24. Daniel Suarez

25. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

26. Scott Sigler

27. Beverly Connor

28. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

29. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

30. Aaron Elkins

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

33. Kathryn Fox

34. Danielle Girard

35. Keith McCarthy

36. Judith Lucci

37. Toni Dwiggins

38. Erin Hart

39. Gwen Hunter

40. Rebecca Cantrell

41. Erec Stebbins

42. A.D. Garrett

43. P.J. Parrish

44. William Hertling

45. Rachel Amphlett 

46. Wesley Chu

47. Daniel H. Wilson

48. Jeff Kirk

49. Amy Rogers (Microes)

50. Tony Batton

51. Mary Lawrence

52. Ramez Naam

53. Nik Krasno

54. Eliot Peper

55. Lori Andrews

56. Kim Stanley Robinson

57. J.A. Schneider

58. Jen J. Danna

59. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

60. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

61. Samuel Marquis

62. D.H. Dublin

63. Ian Hocking

64. Annelie Wendeberg

65. G.W. Eccles

66. Nathan M. Farrugia

67. Denison Hatch

68. Margaret Atwood

69. Jon McGoran

70. Michael R. Hicks

71. Christopher Kerns

72. Dale Kutzera

73. J. David Core

74. 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 12/14/17)

1. Genome (A.G. Riddle) -3 weeks in a row

2. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

3. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

4. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

5. Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

6. Full Wolf Moon (Lincoln Child)

7. Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

8. A Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye (David Lagercrantz)

9. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

10. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

11. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

12. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

13. I Know A Secret (Tess Gerritsen)

14. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

15. The Seventh Plague (James Rollins)

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

17. Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

18. Restless Dead (Simon Beckett)

19. A Kiss Before Killing (Keith McCarthy)

20. The Burial Hour (Jeffery Deaver)

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

Updated 10/27/17

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. France

9. South Africa

10. Brazil


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

Updated 10/27/17

1. California

2. New York

3. Texas

4. Illinois

5. Florida

6. Pennsylvania

7. Ohio

8. Michigan

9. North Carolina

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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