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 debut novel has also been named a Mystery & Mayhem finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Awards.The next book in her series will be published in summer 2022 by Level Best Books.
A member of the board of MWA-NY, Mally was an attorney until becoming a full-time writer. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime and the Historical Novel Society. 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 sifting through 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.