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Crime fiction reaches all readers through novels, investigation books, mystery puzzles… Numerous series and publishers have specialized themselves in crime fiction for youth. Quais du Polar will offer all weekend long a bookstore and two dedicated areas with free fun events for kids alone or with their families, so that they can discover other aspects of the genre’s universe.


Palais de la Bourse


The Lumière room staged by Georges, the fun magazine for kids, will offer its new investigation game specially conceived for the festival, “Professor Georges’ Lost Madeleine” (“La Madeleine perdue du Professeur Georges”), a reading area and other events. The Croc aux jeux games library will lead kids around a selection of board games, gambling activities and card games.

The youth bookstore A Titre d’Aile will be settled on the 1st floor of the Palais de la Bourse, with a selection of crime fiction classics and novelties. It will also receive authors: Caryl Férey, Romain Slocombe, Jean-Hugues Oppel, Julian Press, Vincent Villeminot, Bertand Puard, Malika Ferdjoukh…, as well as a signing session with the award winner of the Youth Prize


Hôtel de Ville – Town Hall


Mediators from the Un Certain Regard association will lead kids and their parents through artistic workshops linked to topics of the festival on Friday March 31st.

Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd, the FAJIRA (Game and Imaginary Associations Federation of Rhône-Alpes) will offer events for the whole family: board games around the investigation, communication games, mystery puzzles, secret identity games (the FAJIRA is the association organizing “Octogônes”; the Convention for Games and Imaginary”)


Reading at full voice


Let’s meet on Thursday March 30th in the Grand Salon of the Hôtel de Ville for a reading at full voice of the novel Ippon, with its author Jean-Hugues Oppel. This public representation is the result of several workshops led by teachers in schools. Jean-Hugues Oppel will then meet the participants.

This project is supported by the SNCF Foundation.


And also events at the African Museum, at the Archives Départementales, at the Gadagne Museum, in Lyon’s libraries (see “Polar Echos”), a screening at Ecully theatre (see “Cinema programme”), the Big City Investigation (see “Big City Investigation”).