Controversial Books

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.

1.1863.51Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.0683.82Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
1.0613.51The Laughter of Dead Kings by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.14The Night of Four Hundred Rabbits by Elizabeth Peters
1.0343.56Legend in Green Velvet by Elizabeth Peters
1.0193.25Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0183.81Street of the Five Moons by Elizabeth Peters
1.0153.68A 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
0.9993.69The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
0.9933.72Silhouette in Scarlet by Elizabeth Peters
0.9923.89Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters
0.993.61The Camelot Caper by Elizabeth Peters
0.9893.4Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
0.9853.77Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
0.9833.74Death of a Glutton by M. C. Beaton
0.9693.54Murder Goes Mumming by Alisa Craig
0.9693.94Sacrifice by Andrew Vachss
0.9663.69Aunt 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
0.9583.61Pistols for Two and other stories by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.7Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton
0.9563.78Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
0.9563.91The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer
0.9513.84Tomb of the Golden Bird by Elizabeth Peters
0.9513.65An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
0.9483.79Patrick O'Brian's Navy: The Illustrated Companion to Jack Aubrey's World by Richard O'Neill
0.9463.28The Balloon Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9463.52Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
0.9383.79The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters
0.9343.78Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
0.9323.84Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
0.933.54The 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
0.9243.63Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
0.923.88The Golden Ocean by Patrick O'Brian
0.9183.44Exit the Milkman by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9163.43The Corpse in Oozak's Pond by Charlotte MacLeod
0.9123.78Naked Once More by Elizabeth Peters
0.9113.67Death 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
0.9093.58Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer
0.9093.69Death of a Dentist by M. C. Beaton
0.9093.69The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
0.9083.84Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews
0.9063.74Aunt 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
0.9043.91The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
0.9033.67Aunt Dimity Digs In by Nancy Atherton
0.9023.79The Foundling by Georgette Heyer
0.9013.53Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
0.93.92The Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer
0.8983.8Hard Candy by Andrew Vachss
0.8983.25Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.79Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
0.8973.4The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears
0.8963.97Night Train to Memphis by Elizabeth Peters
0.8953.76The Plain Old Man by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8944.03The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
0.8943.56Something the Cat Dragged In by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8933.96The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters
0.8923.68The Silver Ghost by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8893.73Death of a Charming Man by M. C. Beaton
0.8884.08The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer
0.8873.77Neither 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
0.8813.75Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
0.8793.93The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
0.8793.6Death of a Dustman by M. C. Beaton
0.8774.02The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
0.8733.74Death and the Chapman by Kate Sedley
0.8733.61The Convivial Codfish by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8713.78Harbors and High Seas, 3rd Edition : An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O' by Dean King
0.8713.68Good Blood by Aaron Elkins
0.873.93Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
0.8694.01Arabella by Georgette Heyer
0.8693.85The 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
0.8684A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
0.8683.84A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
0.8673.74The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters
0.8663.99Blue 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
0.8623.4Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy
0.8613.58An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.62The Recycled Citizen by Charlotte MacLeod
0.8613.47The Seventh Sinner by Elizabeth Peters
0.863.71The Holy Thief by Ellis Peters
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