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Petrocelli:
An Episode Guide and much more

By Sandra Grabman


Book cover

BearManor Media  ~  Nov. 23, 2017

Available in both hard-bound and paperback formats.

Format  ~  Hard-bound
Pages  ~  140
ISBN  ~  1-629-33206-2
Price  ~  $25

Format  ~  Paperback
Pages  ~  140
ISBN  ~  1-629-33205-4
Price  ~  $15

Foreword by Barry Newman


Fictional attorney Anthony Petrocelli was first introduced by Barry Sullivan in The Lawyer (1970), loosely based on real-life Sam Shepperd, a neurosurgeon initially convicted for the 1954 brutal bludgeoning murder of his wife, Marilyn.

The success of a sequel, Night Games (1974), led to the television series spinoff, Petrocelli (1974-1976), again starring Newman, and also including Susan Howard and Albert Salmi, with E. Jack Neuman, Sidney J. Furie, Edward K. Milkis, and Thomas L. Miller.

Each episode followed the search for clues to how and why a crime occurred.

In Petrocelli: An Episode Guide and much more, Sandra Grabman explores the series’ history, development, cast, and critical reception, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses, a trivia chapter, an episode guide, and the stars’ post-series lives.

Actor Barry Newman, who starred in the series as Tony Petrocelli, provides the Foreword to the book. Mystery writer and Petrocelli fan Max Allan Collins authors the essay “Petrocelli: A Fan Speaks”.

Illustrated with 50 photos, the book includes an episode guide and an index.



Reviews ~

Barry Newman, aka Tony Petrocelli ~

Sandy’s book is magnificent! She took my memories, as well as Susan’s and those of other people who were involved in the show, and is presenting them to you, the reader. I hope you’ll enjoy this book as much as I have.


Max Allan Collins, mystery writer ~

Now it’s time to enjoy Sandy Grabman’s fun, informative valentine to the best lawyer series of the 1970s, and one of the best of all time. That’s my verdict.



Petrocelli DVD boxset

Petrocelli was released to DVD on Dec. 16, 2016. The box-set covers both seasons and all 44 episodes, including three episodes NBC did not air when the series was cancelled – plus the TV movie, Night Games (1974).

This DVD boxset is the perfect companion to Sandra Grabman’s book!

Order Petrocelli – The Complete Collection through Amazon U.S.



Petrocelli: An Episode Guide and much more, by Sandra Grabman, is available through these on-line booksellers ~

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