Mary Kinney Branson is the author of seventeen books, including Murder in Mayberry, which she coauthored with her husband, Jack. Jack Branson is a retired federal agent. He is currently a licensed private investigator for Branson & Associates in Cumming, Georgia. Taylor LeBaron is an outgoing, articulate seventeen-year-old who loves a challenge. He is the student technology leader for Chrysalis Experiential Academy in Roswell, GA. Taylor has been the recipient of numerous awards at his high school, including the Student Ambassador Award, the Young Entrepreneur Award, and the Community Service Award. Taylor's college plans include pursuing a degree in business and economics. He and his family live in Ball Ground, GA.