Lemons to lemonade

May 25,2022


— Order a personalized autographed copy of POINT LAST SEEN!

— Reviewers’ Club winners are chosen!

The Husband: “Toothpicks? I can’t find toothpicks? Toothpicks are caught in the supply chain?”

The Daughter: “Cucumber plants? There are pepper plants, tomato plants, basil plants, but no cucumber plants? Cucumber plants are caught in the supply chain?”

My agent: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, your publisher has had to move the POINT LAST SEEN publication date from June 21 to July 26.”
Me: “What unforeseen circumstances???”
Agent: “Supply chain.”
Me: ’B…but… It… W…what? My book! My readers!”

I wish I were kidding, but sadly, I’m not. Apparently, POINT LAST SEEN is printed, which is fortunate because of the paper shortage. However the pages aren’t bound and the publisher can’t guarantee they’ll have the trucks to ship the books to the store by June 21. So POINT LAST SEEN is now NO POINT CRYING OVER SPLIT MILK…and coming out on July 26. Let’s call it, “This summer’s beach book!”

Thank you to all of you who have pre-ordered already, I truly appreciate you and your patience. And if you haven’t ordered your copy yet — I’m pleased to announce you have an extra five weeks to reserve your copy of POINT LAST SEEN, the full-length suspense set in Gothic, California where, On stormy nights, Gothic is said to disappear, and on its return it brings lost souls back from the dead.

The excerpt for POINT LAST SEEN is particularly good. I invite you to give it a read!

Order your autographed copy of POINT LAST SEEN!

Speaking of preordering… Would you like a personally autographed copy of POINT LAST SEEN? The Poisoned Pen Bookshop in Scottsdale AZ is handling the book signing for you. Order a copy of POINT LAST SEEN in trade paperback or hardcover, the books will ship to me, I’ll sign them exactly as you wish and ship them to Poisoned Pen, and they’ll mail them to you. Obviously, with this convoluted process and the supply chain difficulties, order as soon as you can to make sure you reserve your copy of POINT LAST SEEN.

This store is so brilliant and organized that wherever you are in the world, if you’re in need of a mystery/suspense bookstore, I can wholeheartedly recommend The Poisoned Pen Bookshop.

Want to add POINT LAST SEEN to your Goodreads To-Read List? Good news! You have an extra five weeks! Here’s the link!

You can also order from your favorite local bookshop and online. Here’s all the information you need!

Christina Dodd Reviewers’ Club winners

The new Reviewers’ Club members have been chosen and the welcome letters have landed in their inboxes. Remember; if you entered and weren’t chosen, there are always people who don’t confirm and we’re forced to choose new members. Or, in the point of POINT LAST SEEN, who entered thinking they would be reading and reviewing in June and who can’t read and review in July because they’re going on vacation or having a baby (which is sometimes the result of going on vacation.) You could yet be a Reviewers’ Club member! Watch your email…

Finally, if at any time you bought LADY IN BLACK for Kindle, the audiobook is available for $1.99!

The supply chain is an issue we’re facing together with exasperation and (hopefully) some humor. Again, thank you for your patience and support, and here’s a new website survey asking about the oddest supply chain shortage you’ve run into.


Christina Dodd
New York Times bestselling author

Coming July 26, 2022

Printable/downloadable booklist sorted by genre, series and in order.

Books by Series with covers and links.

Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. —Gertrude Stein (She wrote this before the internet but she was on to something.)