The Kids From B.A.D.

Stories by Allen Morgan

detective story collection

no illustrations

six stories - 128 pages



John, Mike, Ben and Sally have formed a detective club called the Barton Avenue Detectives. The following story is the first in a new series of cases.

The Mummy's Curse (part 1)

One Friday night, John saw the movie "Ghostbusters" again. Later that night while lying in bed, he suddenly realized that the Barton Avenue Detectives had been neglecting a very promising line of investigation. He called a club meeting the very next day to discuss the possibilities.

"Ghosts!" he told the other detectives. "Vampires! Mummies! Werewolves! Skeletons, just think of skeletons, why there must be maybe a million dollars in skeletons alone!"

"What're you going to do with them?" asked Sally. "Sell them for dog bones?"

"We're not going to sell them you doughnut, we're going to scare them away," explained John. "There's a whole lot of people with skeletons in their closets, in their basements, who knows where they have them, but they got to get rid of them somehow, don't they?"

"I guess so," said Ben.

"Sure they do," said John. “It’s a whole new service for our clients, you know?"

"It’s an excellent idea,” Mike told John and in the end Ben thought so too.

Even Sally and Jessica had to agree. "We could even catch some witches," said Sally.

"Let's try for some banshee bats too," suggested Jessica.

"Banshee bats?" said Mike. "What do they do?”

"They're just the same as vampire bats only banshees have them," explained Jessica.

"What's a banshee?" asked Ben.

"They run around screaming all the time," said Sally. "Their pet bats do the same thing too only they squeak instead. They're very cute and amazingly scary, we really should have some."

"Absolutely," said John. "Banshee bats, you got ‘em!”

So for the rest of the morning the Kids From B.A.D. made signs to advertise their new ghostbusting service and they put them up all over the neighborhood. That evening their first call came through. John's father took the message.

"A Mrs. Beasly just called,” he said . “She says she has a ghost and she wants somebody bad to come by tomorrow and do something to it."

continue on to part two of The Mummy's Curse

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