Wigeon Publishing


 One doesn't recover from this, but one can learn
to live with
it better.

About the Book

Murder Survivor's Handbook - Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources by Connie Saindon


Murder Survivor's Handbook

Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources

Connie Saindon's professional as well as personal experience have given her a unique perspective that few others have. Not only did she learn first-hand about criminal death, she learned that she is a Survivor in every sense of the word. However, she also realized that little was known about the impact of murder on the survivors or their needs.

Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories,Tips & Resources fills that void for the Survivors, the co-victims of murder. This book provides information, resources, and strategies for learning to live with the aftermath of a homicide, including safety issues, dealing with the criminal justice system, addressing the news media, and coping with traumatic grief, while preserving the memory of a loved one.

In the book, Survivor Writers describe their own experiences and, through their tips and suggestions, lend a helping hand to those who follow in their footsteps.

The Foreword is written by Edward K. Rynearson, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington; Medical Director, Separation & Loss Services, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington; Founder, Section of Psychiatry, Virginia Mason Medical Center; Medical Director, Violent Death Bereavement Society, Homicide Support Project; Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Fellow, Royal Australia-New Zealand College of Psychiatry; Fellow, The American College of Psychiatry.; author of Retelling Violent Death.

The book's chapters include:

  1. First Things First: Safety and More
  2. Grief and Resiliency
  3. Dealing with the Media
  4. First Responders and Death Notification
  5. The Homicide Investigation
  6. The Criminal Justice System Process
  7. Prosecuting the Case
  8. Victim Impact, Justice & Unsolved Cases
  9. Long-Term Consequences
  10. Remembering and Missions


  • Title: Murder Survivor's Handbook: Real-Life Stories, Tips & Resources
  • Subject categories:
    = Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
    = Self-Help: Death, Grief, Bereavement (SEL010000)
    = Law: Criminal Procedure (LAW027000)
  • Author: Connie Saindon
  • Editor: Larry Edwards
  • Publisher: Wigeon Publishing
  • Publication date: September 25, 2014
  • Size, print edition: 8.5 x 11
  • Pages: 244
  • Formats/ISBN:
    = paperback - 978-0-9896913-0-7
    = Kindle - 978-0-9896913-3-8
    = ePub - 978-0-9896913-1-4
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2014944392
  • Price:
    = paperback: $19.95
    = e-book: $7.99

Where to Obtain the Book

The book is available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores throughout the United States.

For bulk orders of the book, contact
Connie Saindon

proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association

For for additional information, contact:
Wigeon Publishing


    Copyright © 2013-, Wigeon Publishing