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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
1.1863.53Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.0683.83Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
1.0613.51The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.12The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.52Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
1.0193.29Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0183.79Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
1.0153.65A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton
1.0033.58Death of an Addict by M. C. Beaton
1.0013.6Devil-May-Care by Elizabeth Peters
13.31The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9993.69The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
0.9933.71Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters
0.9923.88Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
0.993.55The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
0.9893.41Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
0.9853.75Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
0.9833.71Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton
0.9693.65Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
0.9693.91Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss
0.9663.69Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton
0.9634.01Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters
0.9613.07The Curse of the Giant Hogweed by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9583.59Pistols for Two and other stories by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.72Aunt 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
0.9513.65An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
0.9483.78Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World by Richard O'Neill
0.9463.32The Balloon Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9463.52Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
0.9383.79The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters
0.9343.78Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
0.9323.85Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
0.933.51The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
0.9293.6Death of a Nag by M. C. Beaton
0.9253.6The 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
0.9113.59The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson
0.9113.68Aunt Dimity's Christmas by Nancy Atherton
0.9093.56Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
0.9093.66Death of a Dentist by M. C. Beaton
0.9093.67The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
0.9083.84Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
0.9063.77Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton
0.9053.98Footsteps of the Hawk by Andrew Vachss
0.9053.88An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
0.9043.92The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
0.9033.69Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton
0.9023.77The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
0.9013.53Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
0.93.91The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
0.8983.82Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss
0.8983.26Zombies of the gene pool by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.79Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.41The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
0.8963.97Night 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
0.8933.94The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.8923.69The 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
0.8864.09These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
0.8833.65Murder With Puffins by Donna Andrews
0.8813.74Aunt 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
0.8774The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
0.8733.75Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley
0.8733.59The Convivial Codfish by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8713.81Harbors 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
0.8693.87The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
0.8694.01Shella by Andrew Vachss
0.8683.96The 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
0.8663.97Blue Belle by Andrew Vachss
0.8653.67The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
0.8643.46The 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
0.8613.42The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
0.863.71The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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