Day of the Living Pizza

Rated 5.00/5 based on 5 reviews
A Smarts & Dewdrop Mystery, book 1.

Detective Smarts of Crazy Name Town has a problem. Doctor Boring has been bumped off, and the only clues at the scene are some olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and a sprinkle of oregano. With the townsfolk dropping like flies and Pizza Dudes stumbling down the streets, Officer Dewdrop has an idea.

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About Vickie Johnstone

Vickie Johnstone lives in London, where she works as a sub-editor on business magazines. She has a thing about fluffy cats and also loves reading, writing, films, the sea, art, nature, white chocolate and travelling. Vickie has self-published 16 books.

Books published in 2011:

Kaleidoscope (March) – 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light – a free book of 44 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City – the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June);
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).

The Kiwi books have illustrations by Nikki McBroom.

Books published in 2012:

Day of the Living Pizza – a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life’s Rhythms – 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail – a romantic comedy with a dog as the hero (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August);
Day of the Pesky Shadow (October);
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November); and
Kiwi's Christmas Tail (December).

Books published in 2013:

The Sea Inside – a fantasy adventure (May); and
I Dream of Zombies – a horror set in London in 2013 (October).

Books published in 2014:

Haven (I Dream of Zombies, 2) (May).

Books published in 2015:

Mind-spinning Rainbows - 45 haiku and 109 poems (April).


Twitter: @vickiejohnstone


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Greta Burroughs reviewed on Feb. 26, 2013

I am a big fan of Vickie Johnstone's Kiwi series and had heard good things about this particular book so I downloaded it and am glad I did.
This book was written to raise money for a charity and the reader is rewarded for his/her purchase with a laugh out loud, entertaining story.
"Day of the Living Pizza" was written for the younger generation but anyone who wants a good, goofy, fun read will get a kick out of this story. It is silly but that is what makes the story so enjoyable to read.
The author has a wonderful sense of humor as shown by the character's names (Officer Dewdrop, Joe Mango, Bob Banana, Chief Egg),and the mystery involved (Why are people turning into walking pizza zombies?).
If you are in the mood for some silliness and need a good laugh, "Day of the Living Pizza" is the book for you.
(reviewed 53 days after purchase)
Ey Wade reviewed on Nov. 13, 2012

I couldn't help it, I found myself laughing aloud many times as I read this story. The idea of someone running down the street screaming while a giant pizza man chased her was both funny and scary. I struggled between wanting to eat a pizza and being laughingly grossed out.

Vickie wrote this story as contribution to an anthology for the Gage Project. A project to entertain a child going through surgery with the prospect of a lengthy recovery time. Proceeds from this book will go to charity. This book definitely does its job. Too funny.
I got this book off another site when it was free.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Ed Drury reviewed on Nov. 13, 2012

The Day of the Living Pizza is an amusing short story written for the Gage Project, a charity that raises funding for children's charities. It is a fun bit of escapism written in a very witty style about the ever popular food, Pizza and the importance of offering all possible toppings for it. Part zombie apocalypse and part young adult crime mystery and fully hysterical, this short work delivers many grins and chuckles as Detective Smart matches what passes for wits with a town of Pizza Zombies with limited vocabulary. Only quick thinking and a bit of Reductio ad absurdum saves the town from the Day of the Living Pizza menace.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Linda Rae Blair reviewed on Nov. 13, 2012

A really fun read for kids and kids at heart! I really don't like zombies--but then who does? These were a taste (ok, pun intended) of zombies without the gore. Just right for tender hearts and chickens like me. The names of her characters are wonderful and will bring a giggle.

Enjoy on a wintery day with those you love over a pizza!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Gregory S. Lamb reviewed on Nov. 12, 2012

Who would have thought that a story about people turning into Pizzas would be so funny, especially when there is some mystery mixed in for good measure. Vickie Johnstone, author of several other fun and witty novels will brighten your day with "Day of the Living Pizza." Her character names alone will give you pause for a belly laugh. I'm glad to have stumbled on this story and discovered the Gage Project. I hope it has been tremendously successful.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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