Grant is sent out by his city editor to get a statement from Mrs. Blanchard. the widow of a stock operator. It has been intimated in the stories of the millionaire's sudden demise that his enemies cashed in heavily on short sales of stocks just a few hours before his death. One of the first things that Mrs. Blanchard shows Grant is her late husband's personal diary. It contains a reference to the "Spider," and intimates that "if the 'Spider' is behind this, I'm done for." Grant insists that the widow accompany him to the private hospital where her husband's death occurred. He interviews the doctor and the nurse, but they attribute the broker's death to congestion caused by their patient taking a bath against orders. When the doctor leaves the room for a moment Grant, who has already formed his own theory, investigates. Beneath the bath tub where the stricken man had been found, he unearths some electric light cord, a socket connection and a rubber glove. Later, when Grant returns to ... Written by
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Episode 21 of 29 of the series "Grant, Police Reporter." See more
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