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 9/13/18)

1. James Rollins – 7 weeks in a row

2. A.G. Riddle (Extinction File)

3. Patricia Cornwell

4. Lincoln Child (Jeremy Logan)

5. Kathy Reichs

6. Jeffery Deaver

7. Iris Johansen

8. Michael C. Grumley

9. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

10. Simon Beckett

11. Karin Slaughter

12. Tim Downs

13. T.A. Ward

14. Jefferson Bass

15. Tess Gerritsen

16. Casey Hill

17. Kevin Tinto

18. Alane Ferguson

19. A.G. Riddle (Origin)

20. Matthew Mather

21. J.T. Ellison

22. Brandt Legg

23. Douglas E. Richards (Nick Hall)

24. Larry Bond

25. Lisa Black

26. Danielle Girard

27. Daniel Suarez

28. R.J. Corgan

29. Beverly Connor

30. Stieg Larsson & David Lagercrantz

31. Jeff Lindsay- Billy Knight Series

32. Scott Sigler

33. Nick Thacker

34. Aaron Elkins

35. Douglas E. Richards (Wired)

36. Keith McCarthy

37. Kathryn Fox

38. William Hertling

39. Bette Golden Lamb and JJ Lamb

40. Judith Lucci

41. Erin Hart

42. Gwen Hunter

43. Toni Dwiggins

44. P.J. Parrish

45. Rebecca Cantrell

46. Wesley Chu

47. A.D. Garrett

48. Rachel Amphlett 

49. Daniel H. Wilson

50. Erec Stebbins

51. Ramez Naam

52. Paolo Bacigalupi

53. Eliot Peper (Analog)

54. Annelie Wendeberg

55. Tony Batton

56. Jen J. Danna

57. Jeff Lindsay- Dexter Series

58. J.A. Schneider

59. Lori Andrews

59. Jeff Kirk

61. Nik Krasno

62. Eliot Peper (Uncommon)

63. Mary Lawrence

64. Ian Hocking

65. D.H. Dublin

66. Amy Rogers (Reversion)

67. Kim Stanley Robinson

68. Nathan M. Farrugia

69. G.W. Eccles

70. Denison Hatch

71. Samuel Marquis

72. Margaret Atwood

73. Jon McGoran

74. Amy Rogers (Microes)

75. Michael R. Hicks

76. Dale Kutzera

77. J. David Core

78. Christopher Kerns

79. 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 9/14/18)

1. Genome (A.G. Riddle) – 2 Weeks In A Row)

2. The Cutting Edge (Jeffery Deaver)

3. Bones Never Lie (Kathy Reichs)

4. Expose (Danielle Girard)

5. Flesh and Blood (Patricia Cornwell)

6. Bone Labyrinth (James Rollins)

7. Crimson Shore (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

8. Forgotten Room (Lincoln Child)

9. Shattered Mirror (Iris Johansen)

10. Speaking in Bones (Kathy Reichs)

11. Night and Day (Iris Johansen)

12. City of Endless Night (Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child)

13. Shadow Play (Iris Johansen)

14. Full Wolf Moon (Lincoln Child)

15. Hide Away (Iris Johansen)

16. Mind Game (Iris Johansen)

17. Kowalski’s in Love (James Rollins)

18. The Restless Dead (Simon Beckett)

19. Ice Genesis (Kevin Tinto)

20. Dexter is Dead (Jeff Lindsay)

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

Updated 3/20/18

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. Germany

6. India

7. Italy

8. South Africa

9. France

10. New Zealand


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. Michigan

7. Ohio

8. North Carolina

9. Pennsylvania

10. Virginia


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

Adenosine triphosphate

Adipocere

Algorithm

Anti-oncogene

Antinuclear antibodies

Bandwidth

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

Hemgglutinin

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

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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