I distinctively remember the first time I laid eyes on the cover of the book The Hidden Staircase from the Nancy Drew series. I was 11 years old visiting my friend’s house a couple of days after Christmas. She was given several books from the series as Christmas presents. I remember feeling the hard cover and fingering through the crisp new pages. Reluctantly she let me borrow it and that was it! I was hooked on this series and the genre of Mystery.