In the Martin-Delbert Bookshop in Agen, crime is a recipe

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Several writers were invited to the Salon du du Thiller organized by the Martin-Delbert Bookstore in Agen. Against the background of wine tastings, readers gathered to get acquainted with the authors.

As soon as we entered the library, suddenly we had the impression that we had landed in the middle of the crime scene. Yellow ribbons, chalk silhouette drawn on the ground, all that was missing were coroners and judicial police officers. However, there is no death or bloody murder in the middle of the thriller Salon du du. In any case, not as far as we know, although we will carry there a plot worthy of a detective TV series.

Meeting and tasting

Instead, a meeting and exchange between three authors and their readers: journalist Cecile Cabanac and writers Olivier Ball and Céline Dingen. François-Xavier Dillard should have been present as well but was forced to cancel. They began signing their books at 11 a.m. (“Diamond Requiem,” “Circle of Lies,” and “Forest of the Disappeared,” all bookstore favorites) over a wine tasting backdrop. Vinissim’O, partner of Martin-Delbert, introduced readers to her artisanal wine while dissecting the tasting process. The writers, Bon Vivantes also, benefited from the workshop.

In the afternoon, the meeting was invigorated by a conference on the topic of plots with drawers. Against the Agenais, the three authors explained the art of creating a thriller. Quite an art, which involves the participation of many people, starting with the publishers. The latter plays a very important role due to their sound advice. It is always necessary to make a linguistic correction on their part, not forgetting their opinion on the abstract, not forgetting the back cover trap; Cecil Cabanac testified in her testimony: “I had a certain image in my mind, one that was imposed on me and which I had not planned, and in the end, the publishing house was right!”

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“What you have to understand is that the writer is not good everywhere. The editor knows what he’s doing.”

As the immediate surroundings say their word. Paraphrasing Colombo, Olivier Ball sometimes asks his wife what she thinks of a point the editor made.

Dedications resumed after discussion. For Cécile Cabanac, exhibitions of this kind are necessary for authors, because they allow them to exchange not only with their readers, but also among themselves: “If we have doubts about writing, we can discuss it between ourselves, it is very important and very interesting. It brings us a lot. “.

Readers thank them. Nicole, who came to discover Requiem for Diamonds, appreciates thrillers because their imaginative side relaxes her!

However, reality sometimes meets fantasy. In proceeding to write, Cecil Cabanac was inspired by the investigation files she saw as they were going through the “Bring the Accused” broadcast. The stories are scary at times, but that’s exactly what readers appreciate.

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