Statistics for All Of The New York Times Fiction Best Selling authors

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Answer Stats

HintAnswer% Correct
1999J. K. Rowling
88%
1979Stephen King
85%
1944Lillian Smith
69%
2003Dan Brown
69%
1981Martin Cruz Smith
69%
2016Pierce Brown
69%
1999Sandra Brown
69%
1944Betty Smith
69%
1975Agatha Christie
65%
1992John Grisham
62%
1985Jackie Collins
58%
2012E. L. James
58%
2015Harper Lee
58%
1990P. D. James
58%
1942John Steinbeck
54%
1950Ernest Hemingway
54%
1961J.D. Salinger
54%
2001Nora Roberts
50%
1947Kenneth Roberts
50%
2001James Patterson
46%
1986Tom Clancy
46%
1951James Jones
46%
1984Danielle Steel
46%
2008Sean Williams
42%
1974Richard Adams
42%
1977J. R. R. Tolkien
42%
1947Ben Ames Williams
42%
2008Stephenie Meyer
38%
1998Toni Morrison
38%
1989Salman Rushdie
38%
1966Robert Crichton
35%
1992Michael Crichton
35%
1989Dean Koontz
35%
2005George R. R. Martin
35%
1989Mary Higgins Clark
31%
2000Nicholas Sparks
31%
1947Sinclair Lewis
31%
1999Thomas Harris
31%
1973Graham Greene
31%
1988Anne Rice
31%
2009Charlaine Harris
31%
1978Robert Ludlum
27%
1969Philip Roth
27%
1973Kurt Vonnegut
27%
2009J. D. Robb
27%
2007Khaled Hosseini
23%
1969Mario Puzo
23%
2013Robyn Carr
23%
1954Morton Thompson
19%
1982Jeffrey Archer
19%
1959Leon Uris
19%
1942Rachel Field
19%
1968John Updike
19%
2007Jodi Picoult
19%
1975Joseph Heller
19%
2016Justin Scott
19%
1950Henry Morton Robinson
19%
1942Pearl S. Buck
19%
1995Patricia Cornwell
19%
1977Colleen McCullough
15%
1942Lloyd Douglas
15%
1963Mary McCarthy
15%
1963Morris West
15%
1978Judith Krantz
15%
1995Richard Paul Evans
15%
2008Lee Child
15%
1981John Irving
15%
2008Glenn Beck
15%
1948Thornton Wilder
15%
1997Clive Cussler
15%
1995Nicholas Evans
15%
1966Jacqueline Susann
15%
2017William P. Young
12%
1981James Clavell
12%
2012Gillian Flynn
12%
2011Lisa Gardner
12%
1979Ken Follett
12%
2009Stieg Larsson
12%
2008Laurell K. Hamilton
12%
2007Vince Flynn
12%
1991Amy Tan
12%
1972Irving Wallace
12%
1995Sue Grafton
12%
2017David Ellis
12%
1990Dr. Seuss
12%
1958Vladimir Nabokov
12%
1960James Michener
12%
1967Mary Stewart
12%
1954Irving Stone
12%
1971William Peter Blatty
8%
2015Kyle Mills
8%
1999Terry Brooks
8%
1997Nelson DeMille
8%
2000John Sandford
8%
2000Jerry B. Jenkins
8%
2012Kristin Hannah
8%
2015Paula Hawkins
8%
1948Norman Mailer
8%
2008Daniel Silva
8%
1988Tom Wolfe
8%
1945Gwethalyn Graham
8%
1985Barbara Taylor Bradford
8%
1978Sidney Sheldon
8%
1946Taylor Caldwell
8%
1944Somerset Maugham
8%
2005Catherine Coulter
8%
1968Arthur Hailey
8%
1948Van Wyck Mason
8%
1990Rosamunde Pilcher
8%
1970Erich Segal
8%
2010Kathryn Stockett
4%
1996Terry McMillan
4%
1955Françoise Sagan
4%
1995Pat Conroy
4%
1996Jacquelyn Mitchard
4%
1994James Finn Garner
4%
1996Joe Klein
4%
1945James Hilton
4%
1998Wally Lamb
4%
1998Robert Jordan
4%
2009Jennifer Weiner
4%
2000Tim LaHaye
4%
1948Irwin Shaw
4%
2008Christine Feehan
4%
2008Brad Thor
4%
1946Erich Maria Remarque
4%
2002Alice Sebold
4%
2003Mitch Albom
4%
2005Michael Connelly
4%
2005Neil Gaiman
4%
2005Diana Gabaldon
4%
2006Terry Goodkind
4%
2006Anna Quindlen
4%
2007David Baldacci
4%
1993Robert James Waller
4%
2014Louise Penny
4%
1967William Styron
4%
1967Chaim Potok
4%
1983Umberto Eco
4%
2014Deborah Harkness
4%
2014Stuart Woods
4%
2014Patricia Briggs
4%
1985Louis L'Amour
4%
2014Mark Sullivan
4%
2013Maya Banks
4%
1975E. L. Doctorow
4%
2013S.C. Stephens
4%
1956Edwin O'Connor
4%
1972Richard Bach
4%
1991Timothy Zahn
4%
2017Candice Fox
4%
1962Katherine Anne Porter
4%
2017W. Bruce Cameron
4%
1942Franz Werfel
0%
2008Sherrilyn Kenyon
0%
2015David Lagercrantz
0%
2015Andy Weir
0%
2016Marshall Karp
0%
1942Elizabeth Chevalier
0%
2007Michael Ledwidge
0%
1945Thomas B. Costain
0%
2008Harlan Coben
0%
2016Jojo Moyes
0%
1946Frederic Wakeman
0%
2008Jonathan Kellerman
0%
1942Daphne du Maurier
0%
1946Sholem Asch
0%
2008Jhumpa Lahiri
0%
2008Gabrielle Charbonnet
0%
2011Sara Gruen
0%
2008Kathy Reichs
0%
1943John P. Marquand
0%
1944Kathleen Winsor
0%
2011Karen Marie Moning
0%
2010Grant Blackwood
0%
1944Elizabeth Goudge
0%
2012Sylvia Day
0%
2010Liza Marklund
0%
2013J.R. Ward
0%
2013Jamie McGuire
0%
2013Rachel Van Dyken
0%
2009Brandon Sanderson
0%
1943Louis Bromfield
0%
2009Richard DiLallo
0%
2014Emily Giffin
0%
1945Samuel Shellabarger
0%
2009Jim Butcher
0%
2014Liane Moriarty
0%
1945Adria Locke Langley
0%
2011Patrick Rothfuss
0%
2008David Wroblewski
0%
2015Anthony Doerr
0%
2008Neal Stephenson
0%
1947Laura Z. Hobson
0%
2002Emma McLaughlin
0%
1948Marcia Davenport
0%
1984Thomas Chastain
0%
1991David Eddings
0%
1942Mary Ellen Chase
0%
1956William Brinkley
0%
1956Grace Metalious
0%
1957James Gould Cozzens
0%
1958Robert Traver
0%
1987Scott Turow
0%
1985Jean M. Auel
0%
1985Garrison Keillor
0%
1958Boris Pasternak
0%
1984Peter Straub
0%
1984Helen Hooven Santmyer
0%
1959Allen Drury
0%
1983Joan D. Vinge
0%
1991Alexandra Ripley
0%
1982John Jakes
0%
1961André Schwarz-Bart
0%
1962Fletcher Knebel
0%
1964John le Carré
0%
1979Howard Fast
0%
1964Louis Auchincloss
0%
1964Saul Bellow
0%
1965Bel Kaufman
0%
1967Elia Kazan
0%
1977John Cheever
0%
1975Judith Rossner
0%
1973Gore Vidal
0%
1968Helen MacInnes
0%
1970John Fowles
0%
1956MacKinlay Kantor
0%
1955Patrick Dennis
0%
2007Sophie Kinsella
0%
2002Mattie Stepanek
0%
2006Diane Setterfield
0%
2006Brad Meltzer
0%
2006W. E. B. Griffin
0%
2005Paul Kemprecos
0%
2005Elizabeth Kostova
0%
2005Sue Monk Kidd
0%
2005Maxine Paetro
0%
2005Howard Roughan
0%
1948Ross Lockridge
0%
2002Peter de Jonge
0%
2002Nicola Kraus
0%
1971Frederick Forsyth
0%
2002Andrew Gross
0%
2002Joyce Reardon
0%
2001Jonathan Franzen
0%
1955Robert Ruark
0%
2001Jan Karon
0%
2000Christina Schwarz
0%
1949John O'Hara
0%
2000Janet Evanovich
0%
1949Mika Waltari
0%
1950John Hersey
0%
1950Budd Schulberg
0%
1951Frances Parkinson Keyes
0%
1951Herman Wouk
0%
1997Charles Frazier
0%
1953Annemarie Selinko
0%
1955Hamilton Basso
0%
1994James Redfield
0%
1992Jimmy Buffett
0%
1942A. J. Cronin
0%

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