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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
1.1863.48Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.0683.79Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
1.0613.53The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.11The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.55Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
1.0193.23Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0183.79Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
1.0153.65A Highland Christmas by M. C. Beaton
1.0033.55Death of an Addict by M. C. Beaton
1.0013.68Devil-May-Care by Elizabeth Peters
13.33The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9993.69The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
0.9933.72Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters
0.9923.9Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
0.993.57The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
0.9893.4Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
0.9853.77Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
0.9833.71Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton
0.9693.53Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
0.9693.89Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss
0.9663.69Aunt Dimity: Snowbound by Nancy Atherton
0.9633.98Brother 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
0.9563.92The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
0.9513.87Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
0.9513.68An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
0.9483.77Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World by Richard O'Neill
0.9463.22The Balloon Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9463.52Powder 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
0.933.52The Murders of Richard III by Elizabeth Peters
0.9293.63Death of a Nag by M. C. Beaton
0.9253.61The Jackal's Head by Elizabeth Peters
0.9243.61Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
0.923.88The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian
0.9183.45Exit the Milkman by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9163.5The Corpse in Oozak's Pond by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9123.77Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
0.9113.67Death of a Macho Man by M. C. Beaton
0.9113.56The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy by James Anderson
0.9113.72Aunt Dimity's Christmas by Nancy Atherton
0.9093.58Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
0.9093.68Death of a Dentist by M. C. Beaton
0.9093.69The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
0.9083.86Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
0.9063.75Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton
0.9053.94Footsteps of the Hawk by Andrew Vachss
0.9053.86An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters
0.9043.92The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
0.9033.67Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton
0.9023.77The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
0.9013.54Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
0.93.9The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
0.8983.78Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss
0.8983.26Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.81Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.4The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
0.8964Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
0.8953.79The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8944.03The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
0.8943.56Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8933.97The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.8923.7The Silver Ghost by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8893.72Death 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
0.8833.65Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
0.8813.72Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
0.8793.92The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
0.8793.57Death of a Dustman by M. C. Beaton
0.8774.02The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
0.8733.74Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley
0.8733.58The Convivial Codfish by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8713.76Harbors 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
0.8694.02Arabella by Georgette Heyer
0.8693.82The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
0.8694.09Shella by Andrew Vachss
0.8683.99The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters
0.8683.68Blossom by Andrew Vachss
0.8684A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
0.8683.82A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
0.8673.72The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters
0.8663.98Blue Belle by Andrew Vachss
0.8653.67The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
0.8643.49The 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
0.8613.61An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.61The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.52The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
0.863.71The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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