My name is Satu Rämö. Author of nordic blue crime book series called HILDUR. I was born in Finland in 1980 and moved to Iceland twenty years ago as an economics exchange student. Instead of macroeconomics I ended up studying Icelandic culture, literature and mythology before forging a successful career as a writer, digital creator and a mentor. I have published numerous bestselling, prizewinning non-fiction titles in my native Finland, ranging from travel guides to Iceland, to inspirational memoirs and an Icelandic knitting book.
HILDUR is my fiction debut and I’m planning two further standalones featuring Hildur Rúnarsdóttir. RÓSA & BJÖRK will be published in spring 2023, followed by JAKOB, in winter 2023. I live with my family in the small town of Ísafjörður in northwest Iceland.
The publishing rights to HILDUR-trilogy have already been sold to several territories including Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia.
Take Two Studios will shoot the HILDUR series in Iceland with an Icelandic-Geerman co-production.
Here you can find my contact information. I would love to hear from you!
A cold case crime and dark secrets of a close-knit community intertwine in this bracing crime novel with a twist.
Everyone does their best to survive amidst the freezing fjords of remote Iceland. Hildur Rúnarsdóttir is no different as she takes to surfing in the icy waters of the Atlantic to try and forget her traumatic childhood and the burden of the cases occupying her mind as head of the missing children’s unit of the Ísafjörður police.
When Jakob Johanson, a Finnish police trainee with a knitting hobby arrives in Iceland to work alongside Hildur and try to escape his own, complicated life back at home, soon he, too, realises that the picturesque fjords also harbour their dark sides in the marginalized, exploitative, and power-hungry who dwell in their midst. Hildur and Jakob find themselves investigating a strange tangle of crimes as the fog obscuring secrets that have been in the dark for decades gradually begins to lift. Revenge may be sweet in theory, but will it solve anything in the end?
Rósa & Björk
Evil is often found close to home, but the closeness of people remains the best asset we have.
An unusual murder occurs in the remote fjords of Iceland. An influential local politician is found shot on the ski slopes. During the investigation into the murder, Detective Hildur Rúnarsdóttir and her Finnish partner Jakob Johanson, are faced with a difficult question. Is it wise to uncover every secret?
The traumas of Hildur’s childhood return as the mystery of the long-lost sisters, Rósa and Björk, begins to unfold. Jakob tries to keep a cool head in the middle of a difficult custody dispute with his ex-wife.
RÓSA & BJÖRK is the second book in the Hildur trilogy and will be followed by a third installment in winter 2023.
Sigga & Satu’s Icelandic Sweaters
13 fresh and authentic Icelandic sweater designs and various colourways
A passion-project collaboration between renowned Icelandic knitwear designer Sigríður Sif ‘Sigga’ Gylfadóttir and Iceland-based Finnish writer, Satu Rämö with this collection of Icelandic sweater designs for sizes S–XXL honouring traditional Icelandic yarns with a twinkle in the eye.
Complementing the uncomplicated pattern instructions Satu’s engaging texts cover topics such as the history of Iceland’s ‘national dress’, the day-to-day lives of sheep farmers.
Also included is a pattern for the ‘Hildur’ sweater, as featured in Satu’s titular bestselling crime novel.
A vibrant and convivial knitting guide for the Nordic knitwear fan!