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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.0683.86Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
1.0613.52The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.14The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.54Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
1.0193.29Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0183.8Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
1.0153.66A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton
1.0033.59Death of an Addict by M. C. Beaton
1.0013.61Devil-May-Care by Elizabeth Peters
13.31The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9993.68The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
0.9933.71Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters
0.9923.89Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
0.993.56The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
0.9893.41Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
0.9853.77Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
0.9833.71Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton
0.9693.61Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
0.9693.92Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss
0.9663.68Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton
0.9634.02Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters
0.9613.01The Curse of the Giant Hogweed by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9583.6Pistols for Two and other stories by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.71Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton
0.9563.79Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.9The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
0.9513.84Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
0.9513.66An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
0.9483.76Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World by Richard O'Neill
0.9463.3The Balloon Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9463.52Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
0.9383.78The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters
0.9343.77Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
0.9323.84Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
0.933.53The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
0.9293.62Death of a Nag by M. C. Beaton
0.9253.59The Jackal's Head by Elizabeth Peters
0.9243.65Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
0.923.9The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian
0.9183.42Exit the Milkman by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9163.41The Corpse in Oozak's Pond by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9123.8Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
0.9113.65Death of a Macho Man by M. C. Beaton
0.9113.58The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson
0.9113.67Aunt Dimity's Christmas by Nancy Atherton
0.9093.58Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
0.9093.67Death of a Dentist by M. C. Beaton
0.9093.68The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
0.9083.85Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
0.9063.75Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton
0.9053.98Footsteps of the Hawk by Andrew Vachss
0.9053.89An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
0.9043.92The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
0.9033.67Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton
0.9023.77The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
0.9013.53Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
0.93.92The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
0.8983.82Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss
0.8983.27Zombies of the gene pool by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.81Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.41The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
0.8963.98Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
0.8953.79The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8944.01The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
0.8943.56Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8933.95The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.8923.68The Silver Ghost by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8893.67Death of a Charming Man by M. C. Beaton
0.8884.07The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer
0.8873.76Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
0.8863.7Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins
0.8864.11These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
0.8833.64Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews
0.8813.75Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
0.8793.93The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
0.8793.55Death of a Dustman by M. C. Beaton
0.8774.01The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
0.8733.74Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley
0.8733.61The Convivial Codfish by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8713.79Harbors and High Seas, 3rd Edition : An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O' by Dean King
0.8713.67Good Blood by Aaron Elkins
0.873.93Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
0.8694.01Arabella by Georgette Heyer
0.8693.88The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
0.8694.01Shella by Andrew Vachss
0.8683.97The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
0.8683.76Blossom by Andrew Vachss
0.8683.97A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
0.8683.82A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
0.8673.75The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters
0.8663.99Blue Belle by Andrew Vachss
0.8653.66The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
0.8643.47The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters
0.8643.88The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
0.8623.41Blood on the moon by James Ellroy
0.8613.58An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.62The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.43The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
0.863.71The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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