Paul Grescoe was born in Winnipeg in 1939. He was awarded the 1991 Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel for Flesh Wound (1991), a mystery set in the Ukraine and featuring Detective Dan Rudnicki. His second book in the series is Blood Vessel, published in 1993. Grescoe has also written a number of travel and business-related articles for journals such as B.C. Business Magazine and Maclean's, and non-fiction books including: The Money Rustlers: Self-Made Millionaires of the New West (1985), Alaska: The Cruise-Lover's Guide (1994, 1998 rev.), and The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance (1996), a history of romance publishing house Harlequin.
The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance