I hope you enjoy HARD TO KILL, the introductory Kellen Adams short story adventure, out today for Kindle, Nook, GooglePlay, Kobo, and Apple Books. Here’s a brief excerpt:

“What about you?” Hackett asked. “What are you going to do when you get out?”
“I’m in for the long haul,” Kellen replied. “I’m career military.”
“But you’re pretty!”
She looked at him sideways.
“I mean… not that you’re not a damned good soldier…” He glanced around wildly, looking for an escape, stiffened, pointed and yelled, “Watch out!” 

Many of my newsletter readers found HARD TO KILL free as a bonus read in the paper edition DEAD GIRL RUNNING. Join my mailing list and you’ll always be up-to-date with this kind of great news!

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Happy reading!

Rae’s Dog has a Name!

When I asked you to name Rae Di Luca’s new dog, 2019 of you voted, and a lot of you sent even more suggestions. Thank you to everyone! The overwhelming winner with 35.2% was…Luna! For Rae, who loves her, I’m sure her name will always be Bella Luna. When you help with the important tidbits of writing the Cape Charade series, it makes my job easier.

If you’d like to read an original scene featuring Rae, Max and Grandma Di Luca, it’s here.
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WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER (Had Better Start Running) Out now!
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Jayne Ann Krentz, Christina Dodd in Person!

The DEAD GIRL RUNNING booktour is over but never will it be forgotten. Pal Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick) and I flew to

Jayne Ann Kretnz obviously loves my DEAD GIRL RUNNING reading.

Chicago, Phoenix, and Houston to sign at some of the best mystery bookstores in the nation. What was that like? We filmed the autographing at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale AZ.The filming was done by rank amateurs (us), but entertaining if you’d like to watch us talk about writing, reading, DEAD GIRL RUNNING and THE OTHER LADY VANISHES, and real life. We also give each other a tough time. There’s a lot of screaming laughter in the video, and man, do I wish I’d checked the angle of the filming. Good thing I have great legs.

I know that because my mother said to me, “You have great legs…and you got those from me.” Heh! I hope you enjoy the video; it’s almost like being there,  and thank you to everyone who came and everyone who has been so generous in your praise about DEAD GIRL RUNNING.

You can also watch other videos like:
The Tour of my Office
THE WOMAN WHO COULD SCREAM (My trip on the zipline)
The Dead Girl Running Book Trailer
The Husband creating pots out of tree stumps

Film Stars and Glamorous Photos!

l to r: Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christina Dodd

Check out the photo page for the DEAD GIRL RUNNING autographing tour. There are pictures of author stars Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick), Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Mary Kay Andrews, as well as whatshername… Christina Dodd…

Autographed copies of DEAD GIRL RUNNING and THE OTHER LADY VANISHES are available at these local independent bookstores:

Murder By The Book
Houston TX

Blue Willow Books
Houston, TX
(281) 497-8675

Katy Books
Katy, TX
(281) 578-7770

Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, AZ

Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Page 2 Books
Burien WA

Chapters Metrotown
Vancouver, BC

Liberty Bay Books
Poulsbo, WA 98370

All stores ship, some internationally!

DEAD GIRL RUNNING—Amazon Best Book of May!

On May 1, Amazon released their Best Books of the Month, and DEAD GIRL RUNNING is on the list!

“Dead Girl Running is the perfect book for fans of The Girl on the Train.”–Parade Magazine

“Complex, intense, and engrossing, this riveting romantic thriller has a chilling gothic touch and just enough red herrings and twists to keep readers on edge.—Library Journal *starred* review for DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

This murder mystery is the perfect pairing for a glass of wine and a kid-free night.— Working Mother Magazine

“You can always count on the ingenious mind of Christina Dodd to deliver fascinating, unusual & highly intriguing stories.”—RT Book Reviews Top Pick for DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“If you’re still obsessing over Girl on the Train, Dodd’s new release will be your new addiction.”–Brit+Co Magazine about DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“Readers who enjoy Nora Roberts will devour Dodd’s electrifying novels.” -Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author about DEAD GIRL RUNNING 

“Disgruntled employees, picky guests, unreliable vendors—Kellen Adams, assistant manager of the Yearning Sands resort, can handle any of those issues without breaking a sweat, but a corpse is something different. … No one does high-stakes, high-voltage suspense quite like Dodd, and her latest flawlessly written novel is another guaranteed keep-the-lights-on-late read. From the unforgettable heroine with a past to the incisively etched cast of secondary characters to the brilliantly imaginative plot, Dodd is at her most wildly entertaining, wickedly witty best.” — DEAD GIRL RUNNING *Starred* Review from Booklist, the official magazine for the American Library Association.

“A series of twists and turns lead to a surprising ending…Dodd does a masterly job of maintaining suspense.”—Publishers’Weekly DEAD GIRL RUNNING

A note from Christina Dodd: Not that I object to DEAD GIRL RUNNING being mentioned in the same breath (twice!) as an eye-popping suspense bestseller, but with all due respect to everyone who loved GIRL ON THE TRAIN, I would like to point out that my all characters are likable, even the villains. Maybe especially the villains.

I hope you enjoy DEAD GIRL RUNNING!

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM now out in paperback/reduced e-book prices

“Noooo!” I screamed. “I finished it, I finished it!” In one day. I couldn’t put down “The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream.” — Goodreads review for THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is now out in paperback with reduced e-book prices! Get it at your favorite bookstore or:

You’ll enjoy my video reaction to the first WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM paperback, and the bonus excerpt of DEAD GIRL RUNNING included. Lovely!

Parade Magazine about DEAD GIRL RUNNING, “The perfect book for fans of Girl on the Train.”

“Kellen Adams is still haunted by the mysterious past she can’t seem to remember, but she’ll soon discover that her escape to a remote resort won’t give her the clarity she needs as guests start showing up dead on the property. Dead Girl Running is the perfect book for fans of The Girl on the Train.”—Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine included DEAD GIRL RUNNING  on their, “20 must-have books for your spring reading list.” Good timing, since Amazon, Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble have put the trade paperback on pre-order sale for 20% off! Grab it now; who knows how long the sales will last?

DEAD GIRL RUNNING (out April 24, 2018; pre-order now!)
Trade Paperback: Amazon,Barnes and NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
eBook: KindleNook, Apple Books, Kobo, GooglePlay
Hardcover: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieboundBooks-a-Million
Audiobook: Audible (Apple Book audio link to come)


My publisher, HQN Books, made a DEAD GIRL RUNNING book trailer, like a movie trailer only… well, you know. It’s brilliant andmoving and shows you the kind of journey you’re going to take with Kellen Adams in DEAD GIRL RUNNING. Take 51 seconds and watch.

Then take this quick survey and tell us your opinion. What do you think? Does it make you feel as if you’re walking in her shoes? Do you never watch book videos? My publisher is very interested in your response, and so am I. Thank you!

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Autographing Photos!

Chatting with one of my dear librarians!

Thank you to all the librarians at the American Library Association in Denver for welcoming me so kindly! We chatted, I autographed 72 DEAD GIRL RUNNING advanced reading copies in 45 minutes, and gave out Cape Charade lavender sachets. We ran out of arcs except for the one last display copy. I visited the restroom and when I came back, a woman was standing there lamenting that she’d missed me. One of my team reached for the display copy. The other one said, “Christina Dodd is standing right behind you.” Of course, I hugged that darling woman for making me feel so good and I signed that last copy to her…
Also…bears. Yes, ALA is fun in many different ways!

Here are some of the photos from the signing. (Scroll down for me posing with the giant poster for DEAD GIRL RUNNING.)


I hope someday to sign a book for you, too! Just in case, here’s the current autographing schedule, with new events being added every week. There’s no telling where I’ll pop up — or who will be with me! (Hint: JAK and SEP.) You can keep an eye on the website or (better) join my newsletter! I’m incredibly chatty, tell silly jokes, and my big contest is coming up soon. Join!

I had to post with the *giant* DEAD GIRL RUNNING poster!

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM RT Book Reviews Award Finalist!

RT Book Reviews called THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM, “The payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for!” Now they’ve declared it on of six finalists for their 2017 Award! The review says, in part, “Remarkable storyteller Dodd returns for a new installment in her dangerously thrilling Virtue Falls series. In the previous books of the series, readers were treated to pieces of the amazing evolution of Kateri Kwinault, now the newly elected sheriff of Virtue Falls. This book is the payoff Kateri fans have been waiting for, as Dodd weaves together the story of two women who have faced death and come out stronger and more determined. This book is a fantastic blend of vengeance, mystery, passion and murder!” READ THE WHOLE REVIEW. 

Here’s the whole list of finalists. Warning! Viewing this could ruin your book budget!

THE WOMAN WHO COULDN’T SCREAM is also one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017, with a Library Journal starred review that called it, “Another stunner.” I’d keep bragging, but you know how modest I am… (Oh, stop laughing!) (If you really want to know, you can find more braggy tidbits in my newsletters and other news articles.)

Hardcover: Books-a-MillionBarnes & Noble, Amazon
Ebook: KindleNookKoboApple Books, GooglePlay
Audiobook: Apple BooksAudible audiobook,

Waiting for the paperback release? That will be March 27, and at that time, the ebook price will drop, too.

Thank you to everyone who has bought and enjoyed the whole Virtue Falls series. I’ve never had so many fabulous reviews, reader comments, and word of mouth, and I’m thrilled and excited that you’ve embraced the books so excitedly!

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