"Oh no! The ancient mummy has disappeared from the museum!" Flara Sanchez exclaimed She handed the paper over to her friend and detective Blakleigh Evans. Blakleigh scanned the article. Her green eyes went wide.
"It says here that no one broke into the museum." she said
Tabitha looked up from her yoga position. "Say what?" she asked
The attractive dark skinned brunette untangled herself from her pretzel position and stood upright on her friend's hardwood floor.
Tabitha looked at her friend. "Uh oh, The wheels in Blakleigh's head are turning Flara."
"What?" Flara asked She had been examining her manicure. But looked up at her friend.
Tabitha rolled her pretty brown eyes. "Blakleigh is ready for a mystery." she said
"Oh right, I knew that." Flara said
Blakleigh folded up the newspaper and looked at her friends. Her green eyes were glowing. "Well come on girls. We have our first mystery to solve!" she exclaimed
The three friends ran out of Blakleigh's room, down the stairs, and out the door to Blakleigh's trusty purple mustang.
On the drive to the museum Blakleigh called her dad and told him where they were going. She ended her call and handed her phone to Flara. She just entered downtown Chattanooga. She drove only a mile and finally pulled into the museum parking lot.
Officer Bryant greeted the teens when they walked inside the air conditioned building. He was taking them to the Egyptian exhibit and told them the baffling case.
"We have no idea how the mummy was stolen." he said
"You mean what the article in the paper says. No one broke into the museum." Blakleigh stated
"Exactly we can't figure anything out. There are no clues except the empty coffin." he explained
"Are you sure someone didn't break-in?" Tabby asked
'Watch the security tape and see for yourself. We watched it this morning. Then the reporters showed up asking more questions." he replied
He turned on the tv screen in front of them with a remote control. In black and white the girls saw the coffin lid slide open and the mummy get out.
All three girls stared open mouthed.
"How is that possible?" Flara asked
"Oh it's possible." a female voice said from behind them. The officer and the girls turned. Standing before them was a beautiful tanned woman with long black hair and black eyes.
"Who are you?" Blakleigh asked suspiciously
"I am Nina. That is all you need to know about me. The mummy that escaped was Queen Nefertiri. She was the most feared ruler of ancient Egypt. She owned a powerful stone that could heal the sick. But it could also give you an immortal life." she explained
Blakleigh and her friends stared at her in shock.