It started with Nate the Great. Then I moved on to Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys. Now, I’ve got Richard Castle, Flavia de Luce, Goldy Shulz, and Stephanie Plum. I’ve always been attracted to mysteries. A good basic whodunit that I can devour in just a couple of sittings never fails to leave me deeply satisfied. Recently, I’ve been asking myself what exactly is it that I love about mysteries. Why is it I’d rather read a mystery than any other genre out there? While pondering this question, I’ve come up with a little list that may help explain my desire to be a fictional detective.