The Bootlegger's Dance

An Arkham Horror Novel

The Bootlegger's Dance

An Arkham Horror Novel

By Rosemary Jones

Christmas comes to Arkham Horror in this action-packed eldritch adventure full of secret whispers, haunted streets, and a lost actor falling through time

Raquel Malone Gutierrez is running away, although she won’t admit that to herself. Suffering from hearing loss after an illness, the former music teacher wants to find a way to retain her independence, but only a wealthy relative offers any hope of that. Put to work in her aunt Nova’s Kingsport dance hall, Raquel stumbles upon a mystery when her new hearing aids begin picking up conversations that no one else can hear. As Christmas draws closer, Raquel realizes the voice comes from a hunted man lost in time. Now she must do everything she can to free him before the monsters chasing him can catch up and break through.

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It is the height of the Roaring Twenties – a fresh enthusiasm for the arts, science, and exploration of the past have opened doors to a wider world, and beyond… And yet, a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Eldritch rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed; before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion. Only a handful of investigators stand against the horrors threatening to tear this world apart. Will they prevail?

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Publication Details

Page Count: 352pp
Cover Art: Daniel Strange
Genre: Fantasy and Horror

Paperback edition

US On Sale Date: November 21, 2023
UK On Sale Date: February 29, 2024
Paperback ISBN: 9781839082511
Paperback Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

Ebook edition

Global Ebook On Sale Date: November 21, 2023
ebook ISBN: 9781839082528


Global On Sale: November 21, 2023
ISBN: 9798350873245

About the Author

ROSEMARY JONES is the author of the Arkham Horror novels Mask of Silver, The Deadly Grimoire, and The Bootlegger’s Dance. She is an ardent collector of children’s books, and a fan of talkies and silent movies. Her other works include Wrecker of Engines (Cobalt City 20th Anniversary edition), Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms novels, numerous novellas, short stories, and collaborations.

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Interviews and Articles

“The things I enjoyed about the book I want to roll around in and experience more of. The Bootlegger’s Dance gets a four out of five from me.”
Lauren’s Bookshelf

“get some Christmas cheer with a good dose of chills (and not from the temperature!) with The Bootlegger’s Dance. You won’t be disappointed.”
Cosmic Circus

“A perfect holiday read”
Kara Dennison

“a perfect blend of speculative, mystic and Christmas horror though so if you enjoy those things or the previous Arkham books I think you will enjoy this one.”
What You Tolkien About

“Rosemary Jones is an author I trust to infuse their stories with interesting pulp fiction vibes that the Arkham line are known for while also peppering in the investigators that we know and love.”
Mister Ghost Reads

“Fans of the Arkham Files universe will likely look at this going forward as the definitive holiday Arkham tale.”
Arkham Historian

Praise for Rosemary Jones

“Absolutely gripping… I absolutely do recommend this, for the mood of Golden Age silent movies combined with ancient unknowable evils. Magic of all kinds, and regular folks trying to survive in many ways. I loved Mask of Silver, and am very much looking forward to the next title in this excellent series.”

The Cat Box, on Mask of Silver


Chilling, horrifying and thought-provoking in equal measure, Mask of Silver is a superlative piece of Arkham Horror fiction from Rosemary Jones, and is perhaps one of the best titles in the setting”

Sci Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on Mask of Silver

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Global Ebook On Sale: November 21, 2023
US Paperback On Sale: November 21, 2023
UK Paperback On Sale: February 29, 2024
Global Audiobook On Sale: November 21, 2023

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