Kiss of Death

Nancy Drew looked up at the massive mansion and rubbed the back of her neck. "Are we sure that we wanna go through with this?" she asked.

She looked to see Frank and Joe Hardy smiling at her.

"Come on, Nan. Don't tell me you're scared." Joe said.

Nancy shook her head. "No, I'm not scared. I was just worried about you, Joe." Nancy smiled back at him.

Joe gave a sarcastic chuckle. "Funny."

"Yeah, I thought so." Nancy turned serious. "You do know that this is the most haunted house in River Heights, right?"

"Yeah, so?" Joe asked.

"So?" Nancy asked. "You two are talking about throwing a huge Halloween Masquerade party here. You really think that people are going to go for it?"

"Nancy, it's a party. What do you think?" Joe asked.

"He's right Nancy. Which scares me to say." Frank said. "People are tired of these little childish Halloween parties every year. They want something to scare the crap out of them."

All three of them glanced back up at the house. Nancy sighed. "Well, this will certainly do the job."

They walked up the walkway to the house and stopped at the door. Nancy pulled out the keys to the house that she got from the real estate agent who was desperately trying to to sell the old mansion.

Nancy unlocked the door and and they walked inside, flashlights at the ready. Frank found a light switch and turned the lights on. They turned off their flashlights and looked around.

Nancy's eyes darted around the living room. She shrugs. "The bright said of this: we don;t have to go out and buy fake cheap-looking cobwebs. This place already comes complete with them."

"Let's go exploring." Joe said and led the way to the next room.

They didn't feel the eyes watching them as they left the room.