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‘Best Selling Murder’ And Lifetime Movie ‘Inspired To Kill’ On LMN, Based On A True Story?

This weekend, Lifetime Movie Network will unleash two thrilling movies: Best Selling Murder and Inspired To Kill. Best Selling Murder is about a novelist who is suspected of being connected to a slew of serial killings in town. It is directed by Michel Poulette and written by Doug Barber and James Phillips. Best Selling Murder, which stars Vanessa Ray, Adam Korson, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Tyler Hynes, Meghan Heffern, Steven Yaffee, Jess Salgueiro, Ryan Kelly, Bronwen Mantel, and Peter Keleghan, airs tonight, and Inspired to Kill airs this Sunday on LMN. (See information about Inspired to Kill below)

Synopsis of Movie: Best Selling Murder

Hannah Ryan is a talented author and mystery writer who is devastated to learn that she’s been dumped by her publisher and her husband. To deal with her despair, Hannah does what she knows best — write a compelling story. And she has a good one this time. Her series, “The Bloody Mary Chronicles” is a huge success and results in thousands of downloads online.

But when her publisher ends up dead with a knife to the chest, police suspect that her book bears a striking resemblance to the various murders that are occurring all over the city. Could a copycat serial killer be on the loose?

Lifetime Movie Network’s Best Selling Murder, also known as Serialized, reminds one of the true story of writer Blake Leibel. Authorities say that the Hollywood screenwriter killed his lover and drained her body of blood like a vampire. The murder was eerily similar to the one depicted in one of his violent graphic novel series. Read about that story at the Daily Mail.

Cast of Best Selling Murder (Serialized) Movie on LMN

Actress Vanessa Ray (via IMDB)

“Vanessa Ray was born on June 24, 1981, in Alameda County, California, as Vanessa Rae Liptak. She is an actress, known for Frances Ha (2012), Blue Bloods (2010) and Devil’s Due (2014). She has been married to Landon Beard since June 14, 2015. She was previously married to Derek Baynham.”

Best Selling Murder was filmed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and is produced by Incendo Productions. Watch Best Selling Murder, aka Serialized, tonight at 8/7 p.m. Central on LMN. After the premiere of Best Selling Murder, get ready for LMN’s thriller, Inspired to Kill.


Synopsis of Inspired to Kill (Stranger Than Fiction) on Lifetime Movie Network

In Inspired to Kill, dead bodies start turning up everywhere around the same time that a crime novelist begins experiencing writer’s block. But when book sales start skyrocketing, one older boyfriend and his girlfriend are caught up in a real life web of intrigue, deceit, and murder. Soon, one of them realizes that the murders are connected to every person who has ever wronged them in the past.

Inspired to Kill is produced by Jorva Enertainment Productions with Stephanie Rennie, Vincent Reppert, Tamanna Shah, and Johnson Chan as executive producers. Inspired to Kill is written by Michael Feifer and stars Karissa Lee Staples, Antonio Sabato, Jr., and Oliva D’Abo. This one doesn’t appear to be based on a true story.

Inspired to Kill‘s Movie Cast

Actress Karissa Lee Staples (via IMDB)

“Karissa Lee Staples was born in Portland, Maine. At 19, after years of performing in community and professional theater productions, she moved to New York City to study at an acting conservatory before ultimately landing in Los Angeles. Staples is best known for her series regular roles as Victoria Jagger in the Gemini-nominated sitcom, What’s Up, Warthogs!(2011) and Paloma Madsen in USA Network’s, Necessary Roughness (2013).”

Actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. (via IMDB)

“Antonio Sabato, Jr. was born on February 29, 1972, in Rome, Italy as Antonio G. Sabato, Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and The Big Hit (1998). He has been married to Cheryl Moana Marie Nunes since September 25, 2012. They have one child. He was previously married to Tully Jensen.”

To watch Inspired to Kill, tune in this Sunday, November 13, at 8/7 p.m on LMN.

[Featured Image by Lifetime]

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