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Selenas Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death

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20th Anniversary Editionandlt;BRandgt; An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanillaand#8217;s murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist Marand#237;a Celeste Arrarand#225;s. Now with a new foreword and afterword by the author for the 20th Anniversary Edition.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldand#237;var pulled the trigger and killed Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Pand#233;rez on March 31, 1995. But does anyone know what really happened in Room 158 of the Days Inn, moments before the crime took place? Marand#237;a Celeste Arrarand#225;s has many answers, and her unrivaled coverage of the murder, trial, and aftermath made her the undisputed expert on the Selena case. Arrarand#225;s shares firsthand information about the crime and the people involvedand#8212;including details of her headline-making jailhouse interview with Yolanda, who repeatedly spoke of and#8220;Selenaand#8217;s secretand#8221;and#8212;a powerful hidden piece of information that she refused to divulge in the courtroom but revealed to Arrarand#225;s at length. Many questions were raised, and not all were answered until this revealing interview shed light on the crime.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Why was there a suitcase filled with Selenaand#8217;s clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial S that fell from Selenaand#8217;s bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterrey who called himself Selenaand#8217;s confidant and business adviser? andlt;iandgt;Selenaand#8217;s Secretandlt;/iandgt; fits together the pieces of this puzzle and depicts what really happened on that rainy day in March.

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There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldivar pulled the trigger and killed the beloved Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez. But does any of us know what really happened in Room 158 of the Days Inn, moments before Yolanda fired the gun that took Selena's life? Maria Celeste Arraras has many answers - and her unrivaled coverage of the murder, the trial, and the aftermath for Univision's Primer Impacto have made her the undisputed expert on the Selena case. Now Arraras shares first-hand details and facts about the crime and the people involved - including never-before-published details of her headline-making jailhouse interview with Yolanda, who repeatedly spoke of "Selena's secret" - a powerful hidden piece of information that she refused to divulge in the courtroom but revealed to Arraras at length. Many questions were raised - and not all were answered until now. Why was there a suitcase filled with Selena's clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial "S", that fell from Selena's bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterrey who called himself Selena's confidant and business advisor? And what will become of Selena's secret diary that Yolanda claims to possess? Filled with original reporting, Selena's Secret fits together the pieces of this puzzle so that, finally, a clear picture of what really happened on that rainy day in March emerges. It's also an intimate portrait of the lives of those people who were most affected by Selena's murder.

About the Author

Marand#237;a Celeste Arrarand#225;s is the host and managing editor of "Al Rojo Vivo con Marand#237;a Celeste" (Red Hot Live with Maria Celeste), produced by Telemundo/NBC. She is also a guest host for NBCand#8217;s Today show and has collaborated with Dateline and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. This Emmy award winner is also the bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;Selenaand#8217;s Secretandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Magic Caneandlt;/iandgt;. She has been featured on the cover of andlt;iandgt;People en Espaand#241;olandlt;/iandgt; more times than any other celebrity and was selected by andlt;iandgt;Newsweekandlt;/iandgt; magazine to appear on the cover of its and#8220;20 Most Powerful Women of the Next Generation" issue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684831930
Author:
Arraras, Maria Celeste
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Arraras, Maria Celeste
Author:
Arraras, Maria-celeste
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Music, latin american
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Selena
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Biography.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Cantantes mexicano americanos
Subject:
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 96-337
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pg bandamp;w insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.12 in 9.695 oz

Related Subjects

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Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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"Synopsis" by , There is no doubt that Yolanda Saldivar pulled the trigger and killed the beloved Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez. But does any of us know what really happened in Room 158 of the Days Inn, moments before Yolanda fired the gun that took Selena's life? Maria Celeste Arraras has many answers - and her unrivaled coverage of the murder, the trial, and the aftermath for Univision's Primer Impacto have made her the undisputed expert on the Selena case. Now Arraras shares first-hand details and facts about the crime and the people involved - including never-before-published details of her headline-making jailhouse interview with Yolanda, who repeatedly spoke of "Selena's secret" - a powerful hidden piece of information that she refused to divulge in the courtroom but revealed to Arraras at length. Many questions were raised - and not all were answered until now. Why was there a suitcase filled with Selena's clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial "S", that fell from Selena's bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterrey who called himself Selena's confidant and business advisor? And what will become of Selena's secret diary that Yolanda claims to possess? Filled with original reporting, Selena's Secret fits together the pieces of this puzzle so that, finally, a clear picture of what really happened on that rainy day in March emerges. It's also an intimate portrait of the lives of those people who were most affected by Selena's murder.
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