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Publication Order of Dirk Pitt Books

The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday! (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Iceberg (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Raise the Titanic! (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vixen 03 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Probe! (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pacific Vortex (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Six (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cyclops (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sahara (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inca Gold (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Wave (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flood Tide (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Atlantis Found (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valhalla Rising (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trojan Odyssey (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Wind (With: Dirk Cussler) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure of Khan (With: Dirk Cussler) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arctic Drift (With: Dirk Cussler) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crescent Dawn (With: Dirk Cussler) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poseidon's Arrow (With: Dirk Cussler) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Storm (With: Dirk Cussler) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Odessa Sea (With: Dirk Cussler) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Celtic Empire (With: Dirk Cussler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Sea (By:Dirk Cussler) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corsican Shadow (By:Dirk Cussler) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In chronological order, Pacific Vortex comes first then it follows the publication order.

Publication Order of NUMA Files Books

Serpent (With: Paul Kemprecos) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Gold (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Ice (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Death (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost City (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Polar Shift (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Navigator (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Medusa (With: Paul Kemprecos) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Gate (With: Graham Brown) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm (With: Graham Brown) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Hour (With: Graham Brown) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Ship (With: Graham Brown) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pharaoh's Secret (With: Graham Brown) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nighthawk (With: Graham Brown) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rising Sea (With: Graham Brown) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Greed (With: Graham Brown) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journey of the Pharaohs (With: Graham Brown) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fast Ice (With: Graham Brown) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Vector (With: ) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor's Fury (With: Graham Brown) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Oregon Files Books

Golden Buddha (With: Craig Dirgo) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacred Stone (With: Craig Dirgo) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Watch (With: Jack Du Brul) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Coast (With: Jack Du Brul) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plague Ship (With: Jack Du Brul) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corsair (With: Jack Du Brul) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Sea (With: Jack Du Brul) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle (With: Jack Du Brul) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirage (With: Jack Du Brul) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Piranha (With: Boyd Morrison) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Revenge (With: Boyd Morrison) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Typhoon Fury (With: Boyd Morrison) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Tyrants (With: Boyd Morrison) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Option (With: Boyd Morrison) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marauder (With: Boyd Morrison) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellburner (With: Mike Maden) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Strike (With: Mike Maden) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

with Jack Du Brul, Justin Scott
The Chase (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy (With: Justin Scott) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race (With: Justin Scott) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief (With: Justin Scott) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Striker (With: Justin Scott) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Wolves (By:Jack Du Brul) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

with Jack Du Brul, Justin Scott
The Striker (With: Justin Scott)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chase(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott)(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy (With: Justin Scott)(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race (With: Justin Scott)(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief (With: Justin Scott)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul)(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul)(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Wolves (By:Jack Du Brul)(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fargo Adventures Books

Spartan Gold (With: Grant Blackwood) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Empire (With: Grant Blackwood) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kingdom (With: Grant Blackwood) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tombs (With: Thomas Perry) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mayan Secrets (With: Thomas Perry) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eye of Heaven (With: Russell Blake) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solomon Curse (With: Russell Blake) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate (With: Robin Burcell) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romanov Ransom (With: Robin Burcell) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gray Ghost (With: Robin Burcell) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oracle (With: Robin Burcell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrath of Poseidon (With: Robin Burcell) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent's Eye (With: Robin Burcell) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sea Hunters Books

with Craig Dirgo
The Sea Hunters (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Hunters II (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Built to Thrill (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thriller 2(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Clive Cussler:

Clive Cussler was a well known adventure novelist who is many times referred to as the “ Grand Master of adventure.” He was born on July 15, 1931 in Aurora, Illinois but spent most of his growing up days in Alhambra, California. Clive sadly passed away on February 24th, 2020. After attending Pasadena City College for a couple of years he joined the US Air Force and served during the Korean War.

He worked up to the status of Sergeant while he was in the Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic as well as a flight engineer working in various capacities for air transport services. Upon being discharged from the military he worked as a copywriter and then took a position with two ad agencies where he was the creative director. During his time with the ad agencies, Cussler wrote and produced numerous television and radio commercials which won several international awards. One of these awards was given at the prominent Cannes Film Festival.

Early Writing Career

In 1965, Cussler began working on his first Dirk Pitt novel and published it in the year 1973. He released The Sea Hunters, his first non fiction work, was published in 1996. In May of 1997, the Board of Governors of the Maritime College at the State University of New York considered this work in lieu of the thesis required to obtain a Ph.D., and therefore awarded him a Doctor of Letters degree.

This was highly unusual since the college had not bestowed such a degree since its founding in 1874. When Cussler’s wife started working nights at their local police department, he found himself with too much time and no one to talk to so he chose to start writing. Because of his background he created his most remembered character, Dirk Pitt who was a marine engineer, adventurer and government agent. His first couple of novels were basic maritime thrillers but when he wrote the third, it set the precedent for years to come. Cussler had found his niche as he began crafting the type of novel he would be noted for.

His novels are known for the perfect blend of high technology and high adventure and usually involved sunken treasures, lost ships, beautiful women and stereotypical maniac villains. He based many of his novels by looking at things from a historical perspective and considered things like if Atlantis was actually real or what if Lincoln was not assassinated, but kidnapped instead? He has had more than 17 of his written works make the best-seller list for the New York Times.

Cussler Outside of Writing

The National Underwater and Marine Agency, or NUMA, is a non profit organization which was founded by Cussler. The organization is dedicated to discovering and sharing both maritime and naval history. Cussler and an entire crew of marine experts along with numerous NUMA volunteers have been able to discover more than 60 underwater wreck sites which have historical significance.

Once they verified these finds, the artifacts were handed over to various government entities, universities and non profit organizations around the globe. Along with serving as Chairman of NUMA, Clive Cussler is also a fellow in the Royal Geographic Society in London and the Explorers Club of New York. Cussler is also known as an avid collector of classic automobiles. He owns some excellent examples of 50’s convertibles and custom coachwork that are available anywhere. He houses these beauties in Golden, Colorado and divides his time between the desert of Arizona and mountains of Colorado.

Written Works of Clive Cussler

Cussler has written books which have been published in over 40 different languages and in over 100 countries. His fan base is comprised of over 90 million crazed fans. His books are divided and organized into various types and by series. Here are the books and series written by Cussler: The Dirk Pitt Series includes The Mediterranean Caper in (1973), Iceberg in (1975), Raise the Titanic in (1976), Vixen 03 in (1981), Night Probe in (1981), Pacific Vortex in (1983), Deep Six in (1984), Cyclops in (1986), Treasure in (1988), Dragon in (1990), Sahara in (1992), Inca Gold in (1994), Shock Wave in (1996), Flood Tide in (1997), Atlantis Found in (1999), Valhalla Rising in (2001), Trojan Odyssey in (2003), Black Wind in (2004), Treasure of Khan in (2006), Arctic Drift in (2008), Crescent Dawn in (2010) and Poseiden’s Arrow in the year (2012).

He also wrote the Numa Files Series which includes Serpent written on (1999), Blue Gold in (2000), Fire Ice in (2002), White Death in (2003), Lost City in (2004), Polar Shift in (2005), The Navigator in (2007), Medusa in (2009), Devil’s Gate in (2011), The Storm in (2012) and Zero Hour which he finished just recently this year (2013). Clive Cussler’s Oregon Files Series includes the following: Golden Buddha in (2003), Sacred Stone in (2004), Dark Watch in (2005), Skeleton Coast in (2006), Plague Ship in (2008), Corsair in (2009), The Silent Sea in (2010), The Jungle in (2011) and Mirage in (2013).

His Isaac Bell Series includes The Chase in (2007), The Wrecker in (2009), The Spy in (2010), The Race in (2011), The Thief in (2012), The Striker in (2013) and The Bootlegger (2014) Fargo Adventure Series includes Spartan Gold in (2009), Lost Empire in (2010), The Kingdom in (2011), and The Mayan Secrets (2013)

Clive Cussler worked on Non-Fiction Books like The Sea Hunters, written in (1996), Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed in the year (1998), The Sea Hunters II in (2002) and Built for Adventure in the year (2011). He also wrote some Children’s Books such as The Adventure of Vin Fiz, written in the year (2006) and The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy in (2010)

Books to Film

Cussler has had several books which have been displayed on the big screen. The first film that was made from a Cussler book was his hit novel,Raise the Titanic!. This riveting story was filmed for only $36 million but when it was all said it done, it grossed over $13 million. Paramount Pictures also made a movie from his work, Sahara which was released in 2005.This movie grossed over $120 million.

Most Notable Character

Dirk Pitt is by far the best known of Cussler’s characters. This fictional character is found as a protagonist in Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series. Dirk is portrayed as an adventurer who seizes any opportunity he has of saving the day. Dirk’s life resembles Cussler in many ways down to his passion for classic cars. Pitt’s is characterized as one who loves the sea and does not shy away from challenges; but actually embraces them.

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31 Responses to “Clive Cussler”

  1. Don Milam: 3 days ago

    I first started reading Cussler books working in South West Texas, ridding fence.(checking for busted wire). Nights were lonely and scary all alone. Reading by campfire light took my mind off scary things and sounds at night from crazy brush cattle, ( they had seen a human) so they would sometimes charge to knock your horse down or cause emergency to “crowhop” removing my butt off the saddle. Anyway I love his work saved a young boy from many a lonely nights. He will be remembered.

  2. Albert J Williams: 2 months ago

    DID some hard time once. His writings got me through it.

  3. Robert Hartley: 3 months ago

    I started reading clive Cussler while living in the arctic in the early 80s. He has been my favorite author ever since. Sosad that he has passed.

  4. Andrew: 6 months ago

    I’ve been reading Clive’s (and his friends’) books since the 80’s. Personal favourite is Atlantis Found. The Poulters were Dad’s neighbours when he was a kid. Dad & Tommy (jr.) spent lots of time together, and he remembered watching the Snow Cruiser tests. Thanks for making a good reason for it to be left where it was, and thanks for years of great reads!

  5. Erica Sams: 7 months ago

    Hello from Australia. Clive Cussler is my favourite author with the Oregon Files at number one on my list. How sad that Clive has gone though it seems that other authors have taken over – thank goodness. Just purchased latest Oregon Files – Hellburner. Long may they all continue.

  6. Theresa Girdwain: 8 months ago

    Clive Cussler is my favorite author and I’ve found it hard to find a replacement for such good adventure storyteller. Hope his son continues writing.

  7. Joanne Stephens: 8 months ago

    My first book by Clive Cussler was found in an apple box with a number of other books. I paid $5.00 for this box. While going through this box I found my first two Clive Cussler books “Mediterranean Caper” (1973) and “Pacific Vortex” (1984). These were the beginning of a lifelong love of Clive Cussler’s books. I have them all and have read and reread them many times over. I cried when I heard that he was gone and wondered if there would be any more books. Thankfully he has a son that is writing and several other authors that are doing a great job.

  8. Pete Lunde: 12 months ago

    I grew up reading Tom Swift, Hardy Boys, and others, and watching Flash Gordon serials at a local YMCA in NJ. That special sense of fun came back to me when DVD sets emerged with collections of those films. Cussler’s books revived that sense of reading enjoyment from those years, but his are also quite readable from an adult point of view, but without any prurient language, sex, or terrible violence. If schools have trouble getting kids to read, they should stop pushing Shakespeare and other ‘great’ writers and give kids alternatives like Cussler’s adventure books that can be fun for most to read. Young people will turn to the greats in time, but first, give them something fun and adventurous to read and help pass time while growing up.

  9. karen cooke: 1 year ago

    I have loved Clive Cussler’s books since I read Raise the Titanic. I have all of his books, most in hardback except The Serpent’s Eye (2022) and Dark Vecter (to be released 2022) I feel I have lost a member of my family.

  10. Fred Langille: 1 year ago

    I was saddened to hear of Clive Cussler’s passing. Years ago, when Atlantis Found was published, it came out on my birthday and, I wrote him asking if he would autograph my book for me. He wrote back, told me to send it to him and, after doing so, shortly received it back, autographed. I wrote once more on his books to film and again, he wrote back. Both letters are kept with the book. His concept of “write what you know” has inspired me to begin my own book (on chapter 9) and, have my own collector car … an ‘89 Nissan S-Cargo van. His inspiration is helping me t keep going with The American Ranger, WV’s only super-hero who “… is fighting the past and protecting the future!” He may not be as iconic as Dirk Pitt but, he’s not done yet!

  11. Thomas: 1 year ago

    I read my first Clive Cussler book Valhalla Rising. I hadn’t read any of his books to this point but was so engrossed in the story I finished it in 2 days. I have since read most of his books to date and have most of them. They will be a focal point in a library I’m putting together currently. All will put in order. Currently reading Sea of Greed. Any book does not disappoint and look forward to future books.

  12. Dr. Robert Schirone: 2 years ago

    I met Clive at an Explores Club meeting where we spoke at length and he signed the program booklet with this incription “To Robert who was the inspiration for Dirk Pitt’

  13. Ron Burn: 2 years ago

    I live in the UK and I have over 80 of Clive’s books, the only writer anything like him is Lee Childs. These two have made my reading such a pleasure. God bless you Clive

    • Max Garrod: 1 year ago

      Dear Ron, please try the books of Andy McDermott, he is very close in the adventure genre, and maybe Matthew Reilly, The Jack West Junior Series, and Scarecrow stories, and I especially liked “The Temple”, as a stand alone story of his. Respectfully. Max in Grafton Australia

  14. Graham Marks: 2 years ago

    I have been an admirer of Mr Cussler for many years. Accumulating ovar 60 in paper back. Alas with age and sight problems I have replaced all my collection in hardback. With just a few to complete the collection. So sorry to hear of his passing recently but his name will never be forgotten.
    R. I. P. Clive.

  15. warren demarest: 2 years ago

    Started reading his books @ 1984 and am just finishing up Saboteurs and Fast Ice. The only books better than his are the 66 books of the bible. God bless you Clive, for all of your books were clean and wholesome and are something that Jesus or God would enjoy, but they inspired his mind and gave him his life. Amen RIP

  16. Anne: 2 years ago

    I love Clive Cusslers books, and I was very sad when he passed away. I am hoping that his son Dirk will carry on writing them book as he has been co author on the Dirk Pitt series and writes in the same style as Clive.

    • Mary Barineau: 5 months ago

      I love reading his books. So sad to hear of his passing. I am an avid reader. I have most if his books, just a few of his latest books. Being on social security, money is limited, but when I can his books are the first on my list to buy. God bless his son and the other writers he has to keep writing good clean books. Once you start you can’t put it down.

  17. Jay A: 2 years ago

    Will Clive Cussler books continue after his passing through his related co-writers or his son?

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      I expect so with a couple of books having been released / upcoming since his passing.

  18. Susan F.: 2 years ago

    I too am sorry about our favorite author. For Steve Lucas, you may want to check out Ted Bell. Similar yet very different too. Still, no one can replace Clive Cussler.

  19. Steve lucas: 2 years ago

    I’m sorry to hear the amazing Clive Cussler has passed on. I am a quadriplegic Canadian and have been listening to the different audio books at my library. All of your stories have become instant favorites. Thank you for your hard work. And I will mourn such a great author’s loss.

  20. Tricia Holsomback: 3 years ago

    Which book was congresswoman loren smith first introduced?

  21. Robert Rÿker: 5 years ago

    filmed for only $36 million but … grosed over $13 million. Hmmm. Does that make sense to you?

    • Lucie Gray: 4 years ago

      I do not think that the movie made money. It was terrible.

  22. Kirk Irby: 5 years ago

    I’m trying to replace my first Cussler book lost in a move. I don’t remember the title but do remember that it involved the Ebola virus and the antagonist was I think a Mexican dictator or businessman. It had to be one of his earlier DIrk Pitt works. Any help on this? Thanks

  23. thomson: 5 years ago

    I am looking for blue gold in a hardback can anyone help ??

    • Jim Rein: 2 years ago

      Blue Gold is hard back size but I wouldn’t call it hard back. I have 84 of his books and would like to sell them.

      • Mitch Mitchell: 2 years ago

        I love the cussler series!
        How much are you asking for the collection?

  24. Scott Meyer: 5 years ago

    Really like the isaac bell series

  25. Pete: 5 years ago

    One of my favorite authors.


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