Stefan Brockhoff

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Stefan Brockhoff is a pseudonym that was used collectively by a group of three German co-authors of several detective novels,[1] all of them having certain characteristics in common: they were all born in Germany at or about the beginning of the second decade of the twentieth century; at one point or another they all of them became refugees from Nazism; and they all eventually lived out their lives in the United States of America. Moreover, to every one of them the writing of detective novels was a youthful avocation, their principal interests and activities in later life lying in different areas.


  1. ^ Cf. Stefan Brockhoff, Schuß auf die Bühne (Leipzig, Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, 1935); id., Musik im Totengässlein (Bern, etc., Goldmann, 1936); id., Drei Kioske am See (Leipzig, Goldmann, 1937); id., Begegnung in Zermatt (Munich, Goldmann, 1955). Another novel, entitled ‘Verwirrung um Veronika’, is said to have been serialized in the Zürcher Illustrierte in 1938. Cf. Angelika Jockers and Reinhard Jahn, eds., Lexikon der deutschsprachigen Krimi-Autoren (2nd ed., rev.; Munich, Verlag der Criminale, 2005). It is impossible independently to corroborate the attribution in question.