I wrote for Frank for the past few years and it was always a great experience. He was one of the good people in a tough business, and someone who truly loved books -- all kinds of books. Under Frank's guidance, the Inquirer covered literary fiction and non-fiction and true crime and science fiction and poetry and lots of crime fiction -- anything a reader could want.
This is pure speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't signal a decrease in books coverage by the Inquirer. I hope that I'm wrong.