February felt like another slow month of reading, mainly due to being sidetracked with other things. My book of the month was Daniel Woodrell's The Ones You Do. If you haven't discovered Woodrell, he's well worth checking out - carefully layered, multitextured stories of everyday life on the margins.
The Song is You by Megan Abbott ****
Kamikazi by Raymond Lamont-Brown ***
Grift Sense by James Swain ****
Havana Fever by Leonardo Padura ***
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett *****
The Ones You Do by Daniel Woodrell *****
Old Flames by John Lawton ***