Mally Becker combines her love of history and crime fiction in mysteries that feature strong, independent heroines. She is the 2022 Agatha Award-nominated author of The Turncoat’s Widow, which Kirkus Reviews called, "A compelling tale ... with charming main characters.” Her historical mystery has also been named a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist and Mystery & Mayhem finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards.
Mally's next book, The Counterfeit Wife, will be published in August 2022 by Level Best Books, and she is at work on the third installment in her Revolutionary War mystery series.
A member of the board of MWA-NY, Mally was an attorney until becoming a full-time writer. She's privileged to be an instructor at The Writers Circle Workshops, where she encourages other writers to pen their own mysteries. Mally and her husband live in New Jersey, where they raised their wonderful son.
She thought she'd be clearing trails when she volunteered at the Morristown National Historical Park but found herself instead assigned to work with the Park's archival collection of letters. That's where she found a copy of an indictment for the Revolutionary War-era crime of traveling from New Jersey to New York City "without permission or passport." That document became the spark for The Turncoat's Widow and her Revolutionary War mystery series.