So I wanted to read a book written by Tess Gerritsen. (See blog post BOOK REVIEW: Girl Missing.) I quickly scanned a list of her titles and picked Peggy Sue Got Married. It sounded familiar so I surmised this must be a good one. When I searched amazon for the book, amazon came up with Girl Missing and in parentheses it was boldly noted that Girl Missing was originally titled Peggy Sue Got Married. Great. I went on to read the book.
As clearly noted in my blogged review of the book, I did not understand the original title of the book. There was no wedding, not even a marriage in this book. In fact, none of the characters in this book were married. So why the title? It bothered me. A lot.
In my quest to understand the title of this book, I quickly learned that there was also a movie titled Peggy Sue Got Married. Same book and movie? Or different? They appeared to have nothing in common from the blurbs I read, but then the book had nothing to do with Peggy Sue so I was, let us just say, confused.
I watched the movie last night. Made in 1986 (a good eight years before the book was published), I found it entertaining. Not a great movie, but entertaining. Lots of nostalgia for those of us who grew up in the 60s. However, it had nothing in common with the book. Nothing whatsoever.
Still haunted by Ms. Gerritsen’s original title, I checked amazon again today. I don’t know why. Lo and behold, I discovered a teeny weeny error. An itsy bitsy error on my part.
Apparently, I misread the original title of the book. It was not Peggy Sue Got Married.
It was Peggy Sue Got MURDERED.