The first mystery fans get to solve is the identity of the protagonist. Rucka was decidedly tight-lipped about not only the name of the detective in "Stumptown" but also the detective's gender. He did go so far as to say that the stories in "Stumptown" take place in the same world as his novels.
Gathering clues from his livejournal posts, him holding back on revealing the gender, this book taking place in the world of his novels, and talking about the car that's "kinda cool but doesn't work right" all signs are pointing to Bridgett Logan, which makes me excited. She is one of my favorite characters in the Atticus Kodiak series, and her own book "Shooting at Midnight" is one of my favorite reads in the last decade."The detective is not obsessive-compulsive, the detective does not talk to dead people, the detective cannot float through walls," Rucka said. "The detective gets beat up a lot. The detective has a car that's kinda cool but doesn't work right. The detective in 'Stumptown' is the best person in their world, and a good enough person for any world."
Needless to say, I'm in for this series.