Grief – Adults-Includes Suicide/Homicide/Accidental

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

By Dr. Therese Rando

Dr. Rando is a leading expert in the field of Death/Dying and Bereavement. This is an older book but full of helpful advice and comforting words.

Grief is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss

By Dr. Ken Doka

Dr. Doka is a leading expert in the Death/Dying and Bereavement field. His writings are always based on research and are full of comforting advice and practical ideas.

Living When Your Loved One Has Died

By Dr. Earl Grollman

Dr. Grollman is a leader in the Death/Dying and Bereavement world. He has written several books. His writings are always thought provoking and comforting.

Tear Soup

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss

By Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

Tear Soup is a picture book yet perfect for adults, young people, teens and children. It is a story of an older woman grieving the death of her beloved spouse. She is making soup from her tears and trying to make it through the day while feeling intense sorrow. I think it is a book that everyone can relate too.

Spanish Version

Friend Grief in the Workplace: More Than An Empty Cubicle

By Victoria Noe

Victoria Noe has written a series of Friend Grief books, including Men & Grief, Military & Grief and AIDS Grief, her books are inspiring, honest and helpful.


By Gary Roe

Gary has written several grief books, which are full of helpful information, advice and comforting words. Aftermath is for those grieving the death of a loved one who died by suicide.

Real Stories

From The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

These are amazing, touching stories of real-life families who experienced the death of a loved one to suicide. These are powerful stories of how families, communities and individuals come together to celebrate, grieve, remember and honor their loved ones and find healing, growth and strength.


I put this on-line resource on this page because it is a great resource for people grieving a death due to homicide. There are not a lot of books written on this topic. Many of the books are generalized to Sudden or Traumatic Loss but not specific to murder.