As a detective trying to solve the mystery of the crossword clue ‘Little romance, maybe‘, I first had to consider the context in which the clue was presented. Looking at the clue, I saw that it was only four words long, but each word held a significant clue to the answer. The first word, “little” indicated that the answer had to be a short word, likely of four or five letters. The second word, “romance,” suggested that the answer was related to love or relationships. However, the key to unlocking the mystery was the word “maybe.” It indicated that the answer could have multiple interpretations, and I needed to think outside the box. Suddenly, the answer hit me. The word ‘Easy-read‘ popped into my head. I realized that the clue was more of a pun than anything else, as easy-reads are short books with a romantic angle, but the real revelation was that the term ‘little‘ had a double meaning. It referred to the length of the book but also served as an adjective describing the required reading level. Thus, the answer to the clue was ‘EASYREAD,’ and the mystery was solved.