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Opened since 2005 in the city of Lyon, this festival offers each year to a curiours and passionate audiance by the police literature a meeting with a hundred authors and filmmakers. A good opportunity for literary buffs to enrish themselves with knowledge and experince. The festival receives around 60 000 visitors each year.

During these 3 days several meetings are planned to set up debates which take place  mainly at the town hall, the Amphi de l'Opéra, the Palais de la Bourse ; meetings, book signings... There are also performances such as readings, theater show, concerts and even screenings of detective films chosen by the authors present at the festival.

Already several famour novelists have done the honor of their presnce as James Ellroy or Harlan Coben and many others.

And all this is free except the screenings of the movies ans some shows.

Put yourself in the shoes of a detective by conducting a full-scale investigation, so take your magnifying glass, you have a mystery to solve !

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