Clive Cussler was an American adventure novelist who was best known for his Dirk Pitt novels. Cussler has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List numerous times (and counting). He was also a marine archaeologist, which comes in handy because his novels often deal with shipwrecks.

Clive Cussler passed away on February 24th, 2020.

Aside from the Dirk Pitt series, Cussler’s other series include The NUMA Files, The Oregon Files, Isaac Bell and Fargo Adventures. Cussler has also authored four non-fiction books (two involving Dirk Pitt and two on famous shipwrecks) and two children’s books. Cussler often wrote alongside a co-author for most of his series other than the Dirk Pitt series. Even his most recent Dirk Pitt novels are co-authored by his son (and namesake of Pitt’s) Dirk Cussler. Below is the order in which Clive Cussler’s novels were published:

Publication Order of Dirk Pitt Books

The Mediterranean Caper / Mayday! (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iceberg (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Raise the Titanic! (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vixen 03 (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Probe! (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pacific Vortex (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Six (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cyclops (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sahara (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inca Gold (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shock Wave (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flood Tide (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (With: Craig Dirgo)(1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Atlantis Found (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valhalla Rising (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trojan Odyssey (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Wind (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure of Khan (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arctic Drift (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crescent Dawn (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poseidon's Arrow (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Havana Storm (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Odessa Sea (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Celtic Empire (With: Dirk Cussler)(2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In chronological order, Pacific Vortex comes first then it follows the publication order

Publication Order of NUMA Files Books

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

Publication Order of The Oregon Files Books

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

Publication Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

The Chase (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrecker (With: Justin Scott)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy (With: Justin Scott)(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Race (With: Justin Scott)(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thief (With: Justin Scott)(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Striker (With: Justin Scott)(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bootlegger (With: Justin Scott)(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassin (With: Justin Scott)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gangster (With: Justin Scott)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cutthroat (With: Justin Scott)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Titanic Secret (With: Jack Du Brul)(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saboteurs (With: Jack Du Brul)(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Isaac Bell Adventures Books

The Striker(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassin(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chase(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gangster(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wrecker(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy(2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Race(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thief(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cutthroat(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Titanic Secret(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bootlegger(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saboteurs(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children's Books

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

Publication Order of Fargo Adventures Books

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

Publication Order of The Sea Hunters Books

The Sea Hunters (With: Craig Dirgo)(1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Hunters II (With: Craig Dirgo)(2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Boyd Morrison - The Oregon Files Books

Piranha (With: Boyd Morrison)(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor's Revenge (By: Boyd Morrison)(2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Typhoon Fury (By: Boyd Morrison)(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Final Option (With: Boyd Morrison)(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Mediterranean Caper was released in the United Kingdom and Australia as “MAYDAY!”.

Starting with Black Wind, the Dirk Pitt series has been co-authored by Dirk Cussler. The NUMA Files were co-authored with Paul Kemprecos until Medusa. Beginning with Devil’s Gate, the NUMA Files is co-authored by Graham Brown. Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone were co-authored by Craig Dirgo. From Dark Watch until Mirage, The Oregon Files series was co-authored by Jack DuBrul. Beginning with the novel Piranha, the Oregon Files series is co-authored by Boyd Morrison. With the exception of The Chase, the Isaac Bell series was co-authored with Justin Scott. The Fargo Adventures are co-authored with Grant Blackwood until The Tombs, which is co-authored by Thomas Perry (who also wrote The Mayan Secrets). Beginning with The Eye of Heaven until Pirate, the Fargo Adventures series was co-authored by Russell Blake. Beginning with The Romanov Ransom, the Fargo Adventures series is co-authored by Robin Burcell. The Titanic Secret is written with Jack Du Brul.

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Clive Cussler Synopsis: Iceberg, the second Dirk Pitt novel by Clive Cussler, has Dirk hunting down a multi-billionaire with a cargo that could destroy entire countries.

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