"Cecilia Ruiz brings her stylish illustration style and singular aesthetic to The Book of Extraordinary Deaths. This book spans centuries and explores a host of unique and unsettling exits from this mortal coil--making it an unpredictable look at some memorable corners of history."
--Tobias Carroll, Read it Forward
"Illustrator Cecilia Ruiz navigates readers through a graveyard of bizarrely ironic and often darkly humorous demises in The Book of Extraordinary Deaths... [with] illustrations that would make Edward Gorey and Charles Addams proud... Mystery and crime readers are sure to enjoy this engrossing and morbidly entertaining collection. Those who revel in quirky trivia will also find this assemblage of outrageous epitaphs a real scream."
"Ruiz's sinister selections and quirky technique add up to a delightfully morbid foray into history."
"This slender, magnificent book is about the central tragedy of human existence, the dreadful final reckoning to which all flesh is heir. It's an absolute hoot."
--Gene Weingarten, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist
Praise for Cecilia Ruiz's The Book of Memory Gaps
"Cecilia Ruiz offers a darkly humorous but warmhearted account of various memory errors and disorders....The illustrations--lovely and quirky--manage to both depict a snapshot in time while also conveying memory's ephemeral, transient nature." --Bruce Poulsen Ph.D., PsychologyToday.com
"Read[s] like Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies if it were written by Dr. Oliver Sacks....a quaint, beautifully designed little book with wonderful art." --MentalFloss.com