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Sulfur Heart
By (author): Brooke Carter
Brooke Carter


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover


Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
Apr 12, 2022
Print Run: 4000
$10.95 CAD


7.5in x 5 x 0.44 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

176 pages
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense / Crime
Children’s / Teenage fiction: Thrillers|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Crime and mystery fiction|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Death and bereavement|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Dating, relationships, romance and love|Interest age: from c 12 years|For reluctant or struggling readers (children / teenagers)
  • Short Description
In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Will returns home after his father is killed under mysterious circumstances.
The last thing Will wants to do is go home.

Will’s father was just found dead in a pile of sulfur.

He was a retired cop who'd been working as a night security guard at the SulCorp sulfur mill. Now, to determine if his death was a tragic accident or something more sinister, Will must return to the place he swore he'd never set foot in again. Hope is a little town struggling in the shadow of a major metropolis, haunted by a history of death, violence and crime. And then there’s the girl Will never thought he’d see again, Eve. But falling back in love with her isn’t the only complication he will have to face while investigating his father’s possible murder. Could his search for the truth cause history to repeat itself?

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.

Brooke Carter is a Canadian novelist and the author of several contemporary books for teens, including Double or Nothing (Junior Library Guild Gold Selection), Learning Seventeen (CCBC Best Book for Teens) and Sulfur Heart from the Orca Soundings line. She earned her MFA in creative writing at UBC.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

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

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