FORTY-SIX OF FIFTY-TWO: a good mystery.
When I was in high school I read every Agitha Christie novel I could find. Many of them centered around a character named Hercule Poirot and they were very well crafted mystery novels. I'm not sure that I read all of her books but I know I read a lot of them. This was before you could request books from other libraries or order anything you wanted from Amazon.com. I got the books from the library based on what was available, or borrowed books from friends.
Eventually I moved on to other authors, but I never tired of a good mystery. One of my other favorite mystery novel authors is Sue Grafton. I've read her entire alphabet series (the Kinsey Millhone novels) which are mysteries with a comedic twist. The main character is a private detective which I always thought would be an interesting occupation. Several years ago I hired a private detective (through my job - it's a long story!) and I talked to him about the job and told him it was a career I thought I would enjoy. He told me a few stories that made me realize I was better off sticking to mystery novels.
Lately I've been enjoying the Serial podcast, which is like an old fashioned radio show where a single story about a murder is told in weekly installments. It has been really interesting to listen to and has reminded me how much I enjoy mysteries.
A good mystery. It's one of the things I love.