The author, George S. Haines, reared on a working farm in Indiana, gladly welcomed his cousin Howie, from Ohio, who came often for extended visits. As young lads they enjoyed many adventures exploring the surrounding areas as they helped Sheriff Neverfine, the local chief law officer, solve intriguing crime-related mysteries. Now older they serve as detectives, their office conveniently located across from the county jail. Haines graduated from Purdue University with B. S. and M. S. degrees. He earned his doctorate at George Peabody College, now a college at Vanderbilt University.
After teaching many years in public schools he served as Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education at Taylor University. He lives in Ft. Myers, Florida.
The artist, Betty Wedeles, has taught beginning and advanced art classes for many years. Her knowledge and application of color, harmony, value, measurement and composition are evident in her many works. She is involved in wood carving, clay sculpture and china painting. She lives in Ft. Myers, Florida.