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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
1.0683.8Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
1.0613.51The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.13The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.55Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
1.0193.24Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0183.8Street 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
1.0013.66Devil-May-Care by Elizabeth Peters
13.32The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9993.71The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
0.9933.73Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters
0.9923.9Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
0.993.58The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
0.9893.42Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
0.9853.78Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
0.9833.74Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton
0.9693.55Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
0.9693.94Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss
0.9663.69Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton
0.9633.97Brother Cadfael's Penance by Ellis Peters
0.9613.06The Curse of the Giant Hogweed by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9583.62Pistols for Two and other stories by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.71Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton
0.9563.8Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.93The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
0.9513.86Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
0.9513.66An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
0.9483.77Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World by Richard O'Neill
0.9463.28The Balloon Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9463.53Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
0.9383.77The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters
0.9343.78Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
0.9323.84Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
0.933.55The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
0.9293.66Death of a Nag by M. C. Beaton
0.9253.6The Jackal's Head by Elizabeth Peters
0.9243.64Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
0.923.88The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian
0.9183.44Exit the Milkman by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9163.46The Corpse in Oozak's Pond by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9123.78Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
0.9113.69Death of a Macho Man by M. C. Beaton
0.9113.57The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson
0.9113.71Aunt Dimity's Christmas by Nancy Atherton
0.9093.59Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
0.9093.69Death 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
0.9063.76Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton
0.9053.98Footsteps of the Hawk by Andrew Vachss
0.9053.86An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
0.9043.92The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
0.9033.66Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton
0.9023.8The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
0.9013.53Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
0.93.91The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
0.8983.8Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss
0.8983.25Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.81Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.39The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
0.8963.98Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
0.8953.76The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8944.03The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
0.8943.57Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8933.96The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.8923.7The Silver Ghost by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8893.74Death of a Charming Man by M. C. Beaton
0.8884.09The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer
0.8873.76Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
0.8863.7Skeleton Dance by Aaron Elkins
0.8864.13These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
0.8833.66Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
0.8813.73Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
0.8793.91The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
0.8793.61Death 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
0.8713.77Harbors and High Seas, 3rd Edition : An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O' by Dean King
0.8713.65Good Blood by Aaron Elkins
0.873.94Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
0.8694.02Arabella by Georgette Heyer
0.8693.84The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
0.8694.03Shella by Andrew Vachss
0.8683.98The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
0.8683.73Blossom by Andrew Vachss
0.8684.01A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
0.8683.82A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
0.8673.73The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters
0.8663.99Blue Belle by Andrew Vachss
0.8653.68The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
0.8643.48The Dead Sea Cipher by Elizabeth Peters
0.8643.88The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson
0.8623.42Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy
0.8613.58An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.62The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.51The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
0.863.7The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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