Murder Most Motherly by Christine Cook
Approx. 83,840 words.
Published on May 31, 2012.
Her mother's been murdered, and it looks like the doll did it. Apprentice investigator, d'Arcy W. Carter has hated her mother for years. She has the best motive for killing her, and everyone knows it. In trying to find the real culprit, d'Arcy must come to terms with the antagonism they felt toward each other, and learn they had more in common than just a doll collection.