Alison Crandell knew the old tale. Nearly two hundred years ago her little New Hampshire community had made a desperate bargain with a mysterious stranger on the night of a terrifying flood. The town was magically saved... but in the cemetery a hideous gate appeared and screams of terror soon resounded through its hellish black bars as the stranger exacted his bloody price. In modern-day Draconia, New Hampshire, these stories of a deal with the devil were thought to be nothing but tourist drivel...until the day Adrian Blaise showed up with a million dollar real estate project. Ghastly apparitions suddenly began to terrorize the town and certain women found themselves deliciously seduced by the too-charming Adrian - just before their screams frighteningly betrayed the devil's old asking price and their lifeless bodies were found. Alison knew time was running out. Unless she could find a way to break the bargain, she too would be doomed to the ghoulish horror that existed beyond the Devil's Gate.
Used availability for Elizabeth Ergas's Devil's Gate
March 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback