(Old Radio Show)
Accusing Corpse" begins with wealthy stockbroker, Philip Drake, pacing
the floor of his country mansion. He has only been married three months
and his wife Vivian has already packed and is ready to leave him.
Philip has called her brother Roger, hoping that he will be able to
talk some sense into her, but Vivian has no intention of waiting to
hear what her brother has to say and asks to borrow Philip’s car.
tries to reason with his wife, but it is no use, so he warns her that
she will not receive a single cent if she leaves. Vivian does not care
and ask him, “Did you ever stop to think Philip, that there might be
another man; one with more money than you?”
Philip is shocked to
hear this and, telling her that if he cannot have her nobody else will,
he finds his gun and shoots her and her body has barely hit the floor
when Roger arrives. One would expect that Roger would be filled with
rage, but he tells Philip that he always thought he was too good for
Vivian, and that he does not want him to throw his life away, so he
will get rid of the body by burying it in the woods.
indeed carry Vivian into the woods, but things are not what they seem.
Vivian is not dead at all because the gun was loaded with blanks, and
Roger is not her brother, he is her partner in crime and the name of
that crime is blackmail.
The following morning Roger visits
Philip at his office and asks to borrow $20, 000 for a business deal.
He owes him a favour, after all.
When Roger arrives at the
apartment where Vivian is hiding, and shows her the money, she is
surprised because she expected to see $100,000, but Roger tells her
that the money in his hand is only the first of many payments. He
intends to make Philip pay and pay. Vivian is not pleased about this
turn of events and does not want to hide in the apartment indefinitely,
but Roger makes it clear that he will not allow her to ruin his plans.
a weeks time Roger visits Philip again. This time he demands $40,000,
but when he returns to the apartment he discovers that Vivian has spent
the morning shopping. and fully intends to go shopping every day, so
his plans may be compromised.
Another week passes and Roger
returns to Philip yet again and his price has risen to $60, 000. Philip
is not as stupid as Roger thinks he is, however. He has realized that
his wife may not be dead at all and that he only has Roger’s word for
it that she is buried in the woods, so he forces his blackmailer to
accompany him into the woods and show him the grave. And this is where
it gets interesting because Roger not only finds the grave; he
successfully unearths Vivian’s body.
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