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 3/24/17)

1. James Rollins (9 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. Karin Slaughter

11. Michael C. Grumley

12. Jefferson Bass

13. Tess Gerritsen

14. Danielle Girard

15. Casey Hill

16. Alane Ferguson

17. J.T. Ellison

18. Daniel Suarez

19. A.G. Riddle

20. Brandt Legg

21. Larry Bond

22. Mary Lawrence

23. Lisa Black

24. Scott Sigler

25. Aaron Elkins

26. Beverly Connor

27. Douglas E. Richards

28. Jeff Kirk

29. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

30. Kathryn Fox

31. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

32. Keith McCarthy

33. Judith Lucci

34. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

35. Toni Dwiggins

36. Erec Stebbins

37. Rachel Amphlett 

38. Gwen Hunter

39. Nathan Farrugia

40. Matthew Mather

41. A.D. Garrett

42. Tony Batton

43. P.J. Parrish

44. Nik Krasno

45. Eliot Peper

46. Erin Hart

47. Wesley Chu

48. Rebecca Cantrell

49. Samuel Marquis

50. William Hertling

51. Ramez Naam

52. Daniel H. Wilson

53. Lori Andrews

54. J.A. Schneider

55. Denison Hatch

56. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

57. Jen J. Danna

58. Amy Rogers

59. Ian Hocking

60. D.H. Dublin

61. G.W. Eccles

62. Christopher Kerns

63. Jon McGoran

64. J. David Core

65. Michael R. Hicks

66. Dale Kutzera

67. 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 3/24/17)

1. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs) -7 weeks in a row

1. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

3. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

4. Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

5. Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

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

7. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

8. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

9. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

10. Chaos (Patricia Cornwell)

11. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

12. Dexter Is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

13. Kill Process (William Hertling)

14. Blue Labyrinth (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

15. The Seventh Plague (James Rollins)

16. Depraved Heart (Patricia Cornwell)

17. The Steel Kiss (Jeffery Deaver)

18. The Rise of Io (Wesley Chu)

19. Die Again (Tess Gerritsen)

20. Crash and Burn (James Rollins)

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

Updated 1/3/17

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. Brazil

7. India

8. Italy

9. France

10. New Zealand


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

Updated 1/6/17

1. California

2. Texas

3. Florida

4. New York

5. Illinois

6. Ohio

7. Virginia

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)

Chemistry of Death by Rebecca Cantrell with a score of 4.44


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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