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Young Adult Fiction Crime

Sulfur Heart

by (author) Brooke Carter

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2022
Crime, Contemporary, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Violence
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18


Key Selling Points

  • In Sulfur Heart, a teen returns to his hometown after his father’s mysterious death.
  • The setting is very loosely based on the real town of Hope, British Columbia.
  • In this book the themes of generational trauma and male friendships are explored.
  • This is the sixth hi-lo title the author has written.
  • Enhanced features (dyslexia-friendly font, cream paper, larger trim size) to increase reading accessibility for dyslexic and other striving readers.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit

Brooke Carter's profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection

Editorial Reviews

“Well-imagined and includes several surprises and turns. For a short novel, the story is quite robust and provides enough detail to fill in all of the gaps and then some. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“A wonderfully dark and gritty story with all the elements readers crave in a noir novel…And it will leave every reader craving more.”

The British Columbia Review

“A twisty noir mystery that will keep even the most reluctant of readers on the edges of their seats.”

Kirkus Reviews

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