Clive Cussler Books In Order

Last Updated on May 25, 2021 Clive Cussler passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, February 24, 2020, surrounded by his family. Rest in Peace, Clive Cussler.

The Clive Cussler books in order include several popular book series such as Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, etc. Each of the series is well worth reading in chronological order, although it is not necessarily a must. If you do want to read the Dirk Pitt series in proper chronological order, you should start with Pacific Vortex which was published after The Mediterranean Caper but the events within come first.

So how many Clive Cussler books are there? Currently, if we combine all his series together, there are close to 80 books in total, all this without the author’s standalone novels, which are another five, a mixture of non-fiction books and children’s books.

So here are the Clive Cussler books in the right reading order for each fictional series – the books are in chronological order, with the publication date listed next to each book.

Below you will also find the latest Clive Cussler books.

New Clive Cussler Books

The Saboteurs

The Saboteurs (Oregon Files #15), 2021

Dirk Pitt Novels In Order

The first Dirk Pitt book (and the author’s debut novel), The Mediterranean Caper was written back in 1973, however chronologically it comes second after Pacific Vortex, which was published in 1983, but takes place some years before The Mediterranean Caper. Where the order of publication differs from chronological order, I will list the orders in brackets next to the books.

  1. Pacific Vortex, 1983 (Dirk Pitt series #1 chronologically, but #2 publication wise)
  2. The Mediterranean Caper, 1973 (Dirk Pitt series #2 chronologically, but first written book ) – was published under the title Mayday in England
  3. Iceberg, 1975 (Dirk Pitt #3)
  4. Raise The Titanic!, 1976 (Dirk Pitt #4)
  5. Vixen 03, 1978 (Dirk Pitt #5)
  6. Night Probe!, 1981 (Dirk Pitt #6)
  7. Deep Six, 1984 (Dirk Pitt #7)
  8. Cyclops, 1986 (Dirk Pitt  #8)
  9. Treasure, 1988 (Dirk Pitt #9)
  10. Dragon, 1990 (Dirk Pitt #10)
  11. Sahara, 1992 (Dirk Pitt  #11)
  12. Inca Gold, 1994 (Dirk Pitt #12)
  13. Shock Wave, 1996 (Dirk Pit #13)
  14. Flood Tide, 1997 (Dirk Pitt #14)
  15. Atlantis Found, 1999 (Dirk Pitt #15)
  16. Valhalla Rising, 2001 (Dirk Pitt #16)
  17. Trojan Odyssey, 2003 (Dirk Pitt #17)
  18. Black Wind, 2004 (Dirk Pitt #18)
  19. Treasure of Khan, 2006 (Dirk Pitt #19)
  20. Arctic Drift, 2008 (Dirk Pitt #20)
  21. Crescent Dawn, 2010 (Dirk Pitt #21)
  22. Poseidon’s Arrow, 2012 (Dirk Pitt #22)
  23. Havana Storm, 2014 (Dirk Pitt  #23)
  24. Odessa Sea, 2016 (Dirk Pitt #24)
  25. Celtic Empire, 2019 (Dirk Pitt #25)

The NUMA Files Reading Order

The NUMA Files book series has been co-authored with several other authors, including Paul Kemprecos, popular for his nautical mystery novels, including Neptune’s Eye, Cool Blue Tomb, and The Mayflower Murder, and Graham Brown. The NUMA Files is the author’s second series, started right after Dirk Pitt.

  1. Serpent, 1999 (NUMA Files #1)
  2. Blue Gold, 2000 (NUMA Files #2)
  3. Fire Ice, 2002 (NUMA Files #3)
  4. White Death, 2003 (NUMA Files #4)
  5. Lost City, 2004 (NUMA Files #5)
  6. Polar Shift, 2005 (NUMA Files #6)
  7. The Navigator, 2007 (NUMA Files #7)
  8. Medusa, 2009 (NUMA Files #8)
  9. Devil’s Gate, 2011 (NUMA Files #9)
  10. The Storm, 2012 (NUMA Files #10)
  11. Zero Hour, 2013 (NUMA Files #11)
  12. Ghost Ship, 2014 (NUMA Files #12)
  13. The Pharao’s Secret, 2015 (NUMA Files #13)
  14. Nighthawk, 2017 (NUMA Files #14)
  15. The Rising Sea, 2018 (NUMA Files #15)
  16. Sea of Greed, 2018 (NUMA Files #16)
  17. Journey of the Pharaohs, 2020 (NUMA Files #17)

The Oregon Files Books In Order

The Oregon Files book series has been co-authored by Clive Cussler with Craig Dirgo, known for his John Taft series, with Jack Du Brul, an author known for Philip Mercer archaeological/adventure thriller series, and with Boyd Morrison. The Oregon Files is the author’s third written book series, right after his Dirk Pitt series and the NUMA Files series.

  1. Golden Buddha, 2003 (Oregon Files #1)
  2. Sacred Stone, 2004 (Oregon Files #2)
  3. Dark Watch, 2005 (Oregon Files #3)
  4. Skeleton Coast, 2006 (Oregon Files #4)
  5. Plague Ship, 2008 (Oregon Files #5)
  6. Corsair, 2009 (Oregon Files #6)
  7. The Silent Sea, 2010 (Oregon Files #7)
  8. The Jungle, 2011 (Oregon Files #8)
  9. Mirage, 2013 (Oregon Files #9)
  10. Piranha, 2015 (Oregon Files #10)
  11. The Emperor’s Revenge, 2016 (Oregon Files #11)
  12. Typhoon Fury, 2017 (Oregon Files #12)
  13. Shadow Tyrants, 2018 (Oregon Files #13)
  14. Final Option, 2019 (Oregon Files #14)
  15. Marauder, 2020 (Oregon Files #15)

Isaac Bell Adventures Reading Order

Clive Cussler co-authored the Isaac Bell Adventures with Justin Scott, known for his Ben Abbott mystery series. Isaac Bell is a private investigator with the Van Dorn Detective Agency, an establishment he based on the real-life Pinkerton Agency. The Isaac Bell series is the author’s fourth one written after his Dirk Pitt series, NUMA Files, and Oregon Files.

  1. The Chase, 2007 (Isaac Bell Adventures #1)
  2. The Wrecker, 2009 (Isaac Bell Adventures #2)
  3. The Spy, 2010 (Isaac Bell Adventures #3)
  4. The Race, 2011 (Isaac Bell Adventures #4)
  5. The Thief, 2012 (Isaac Bell Adventures #5)
  6. The Striker, 2013 (Isaac Bell Adventures #6)
  7. The Bootlegger, 2014 (Isaac Bell Adventures #7)
  8. The Assassin, 2015 (Isaac Bell Adventures #8)
  9. The Gangster, 2016 (Isaac Bell Adventures #9)
  10. The Cutthroat, 2017 (Isaac Bell Adventures #10)
  11. The Titanic Secret, 2019  (Isaac Bell Adventures #11)
  12. The Saboteurs, 2021 (Isaac Bell Adventure #12)

Fargo Adventures Order of Reading

The Fargo Adventures book series has been co-authored with Grant Blackwood, Thomas Perry, Russell Blake and Robin Burcell. The book series focuses on a team of two professional treasure hunters, Sam and Remi Fargo. The Fargo Adventures is the author’s fifth series, after the Dirk Pitt novels, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, and Isaac Bell.

  1. Spartan Gold, 2009 (Fargo Adventures #1)
  2. Lost Empire, 2010 (Fargo Adventures #2)
  3. The Kingdom, 2011 (Fargo Adventures #3)
  4. The Tombs, 2012 (Fargo Adventures #4)
  5. The Mayan Secret, 2013 (Fargo Adventures #5)
  6. The Eye of Heaven, 2014 (Fargo Adventures #6)
  7. The Solomon Curse, 2015 (Fargo Adventures #7)
  8. Pirate, 2016 (Fargo Adventures #8)
  9. The Romanov Ransom, 2017 (Fargo Adventures #9)
  10. The Gray Ghost, 2018 (Fargo Adventures #10)
  11. The Oracle, 2019 (Fargo Adventures #11)
  12. Wrath of Poseidon, 2020 (Fargo Adventures #12)

Other Clive Cussler Books

So there you have them, all the Clive Cussler books in chronological order from the first to the latest in each adventure book series the author wrote, and often co-authored with other writers.

Clive CusslerClive Cussler Biography

Born in 1931 in Aurora, Illinois, the author Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He went to the Pasadena City College where he remained for two years after which e dropped out in order to enlist in the US Air Force where he got to the rank of sergeant. During his time with the army, he worked as a flight engineer and aircraft mechanic in Hawaii during the Korean War. It was during this time that he discovered scuba diving and his passion for it, one that will be with him throughout his entire life.

His first job after leaving the army was that of an advertising copywriter, after which he became a creative director for two important advertising agencies in the country.

Clive Cussler wrote his first book in 1965, 15 years after he’s been working as a copywriter while being at home with the kids as his wife was working night shifts at the police department. It took him 18 years to publish his very first novel under the title Pacific Vortex.

Over the years he wrote numerous books alone and in cooperation with other authors, in creating several popular book series, including his Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files, the Oregon Files, the Isaac Bell Adventures and the Fargo Adventures. He also wrote several non-fiction books, with his first one being The Sea Hunters, written in 1996.

With so many books written under his belt, if you’re looking to read the Clive Cussler books in order, considering that there are several series that he put out so far, it might be a tad difficult to navigate the sea of his novels and find out which comes before which book and what is the right order of his many book series.

I’ve started reading the books by Clive Cussler in chronological order (his Dirk Pitt series) back in the 80s when I first discovered them. At the time he and Tom Clancy where my main mystery authors that I was religiously following – Tom Clancy with his political thrillers and Mr. Cussler with his maritime adventure mysteries called Dirk Pitt, with the main character named after the author’s son called Dirk Cussler, with whom he actually co-authored some of his later Dirk Pitt books.

Now just to see the huge amount of books written by this author, the Dirk Pitt series has so far 25 books, the NUMA Files series includes 15 books, the Oregon Files 13 books, the Isaac Bell Adventures 10 books and The Fargo Adventures 10 books, not to mention the several standalone and non-fiction books he has written during his lifetime. That makes it a total of over 70 books published to date, with each year the number getting bigger and bigger.

He also wrote 2 kids’ books and 4 non-fiction books, among which one is a book I’ve read called Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed. It’s worth checking it out.

Even at this advanced age (over 80-years-old), our favorite novelist, Clive Cussler, still likes to scuba dive (a hobby which is well reflected in his Dirk Pitt adventure novels). He is living in Paradise Valley, Arizona where he writes (in his shed) his next book. He co-authors with 5 other novelists, one of them being his own son, Dirk who helped his dad write several of the latest Dirk Pitt novels.

Of course, the main character of his most popular book series, Dirk Pitt, was named after his son. Dirk started working with Clive Cussler in 2004, after he left his job as a controller at Motorola Iridium in Phoenix.

When he does the research for the next books, the author Clive Cussler likes to take real-life events and twist them to suit the needs of his main characters and storyline. For example, in his novel The Assassin, Isaac Bell #8, he invented a story about investigating real-life John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly.

While he still writes books, Clive Cussler is more in a rewriting stage these days. The authors write the first 100 or so pages, which they then send them to Clive to check and edit, following which they get it back from him to continue the stories.

An interesting fact about Mr. Cussler, a few years after starting his Dirk Pitt series, which features a fictitious National Underwater Marine Agency focused on finding underwater artifacts, he actually created the same-named nonprofit organization to find and preserve maritime history.

So far this agency found over 60 shipwrecks and donated their findings to museums or various related government agencies.

In an interview, Cussler was asked whether he believes his Dirk Pitt series (his most popular book series to date) will go on after he is gone. His answer was, “I hope Dirk Pitt will go on after me.”

As for the question of whether we should read the Clive Cussler book series in order, I think it’s not absolutely necessary. Each book has a starting and ending story, so they can be perfectly read on their own, out of order.

Having said that, many books have references to previous novels that might enrich your reading experience if you know what the author is talking about.

I personally prefer reading all my mystery series in order, even when if they really don’t have to strictly be.

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  1. Bill white says:

    How many additional books are in the works, where does built for thrill and built for Adventure fit as far as when they published. I had the majority of the entire series in paperback, when my basement flooded and most of my collection had to be replaced and at the time I could only find his work in hardcover so I started over again only this time in hardcover.

  2. Andy Nicholls says:

    Like a lot of people I came across CC by accident when reading Tom Clancy. I soon converted and set about building my collection – I now have the full collection of 1st’s. The collection is my pride and joy. That feeling of the new book arriving – opening the covering page – checking to see it’s the right one – then closing it and putting it on the shelf can’t be beaten! (I then read on the kindle – my partner doesn’t get it🤣). It won’t be the same without him – but hey life does go on and I have a feeling so will the ‘franchise’.

  3. Jeff Tiner says:

    Came across the Cussler body of work 10 or 15 years ago. I’ve been an avid fan ever since. I was very saddened to hear of Mr. Cussler’s passing. I will tell you I deeply enjoy his novels, re-read them frequently and they have been instrumental in my sharing the passion of reading with my two children who are now young adults. It is something very special that we have shared through the years. It is with mixed emotions that I look forward to my next purchase of the last of his novels this month to read but will add to my collection which includes everything he ever wrote 🙂

  4. Paul Eilander says:

    Clive has been my all time favorite author since the first book I read was Raise the Titanic. I have almost all of his books and am trying complete the whole set. Tremendous writer. Glad to have the list to find which ones I’m missing

  5. Douglas Toth says:

    I have 84 Clive Cussler books. This includes all the Dirk Pitt novels, NUMA Files, The Oregon Files, Issac Bell Adventures, Fargo Adventures, The Sea Hunters & Sea Hunters II, CC and Dirk Pitt Revealed, and The Adventures of VinFiz and The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy. 2 summers ago my wife surprised me with a detour on our way back from Breckenridge with a side stop in Arvada, CO. A visit to the Clive Cussler auto museum & some friends who live in the Denver area showed up to surprise me. So I decided that between the Covid-19 lockdowns and this being one of the hottest & driest summers I can remember in Pittsburgh that I will try to read through all these books again. I know I will enjoy all of these once again.

  6. John Probst says:

    Long time fan. My Cussler shelf is about 5ft long, but room for more. But I think it’s time to do something I have been wanting to do and the Covid thing gives me time to do. Start at the beginning and reread them ALL! Thank you Clive for the many many hours of entertainment you gave us all. As long as your stories live, you still live in our hearts!
    Sleep well… Dirk still lives!

  7. Pierre Fourie says:

    I am sad to hear of the passing of Clive I have read most of the Dirk Pitt books and some Numa books he will be missed I would like to see most of the Dirk Pitt novels produced as a movie.

  8. Anthony Price says:

    i have just heard the sad news of Clive’s passing. my condolences to his family and friends.
    his novels thrilled us in this world, his next novels will thrill those in the next.

  9. Declan Hennessy says:

    Sad to hear the news of Clive Cusslers passing…
    I have just finished reading “wrath of Poseidon “…yet another fantastic novel from a brilliant author who will be missed.

  10. A"Ray Humphrey says:

    I was very saddened when i heard of his passing, Requiecat in pace. I’v enjoyed every one of his books and waited patiently for the next on. I have read every one, BUT, the Gray Ghost with co author Robin Burcell was the worst book of his that i tried to read. I got halfway thru then gave up on it. Maybe I’ll finish it one day.

  11. P Spencer says:

    I was very saddened to recently come across the news of Clive Cussler’s passing.
    Many years ago at a challenging and difficult time in my life I had the good fortune to see his books at the library. I read one and was addicted. Voraciously I read each and every series available and delighted in loosing myself in the pages of all the adventures and then waited in anticipation of each new book release. I have read all of his books with the exception of the last release, ‘Wrath of Poseidon’ (from the Fargo series), which is waiting on a shelf for me a my local library.
    To the Cussler Family, please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences.
    To Mr Clive Cussler, my gratitude for your wonderful talent, masterful story-telling, delightful humour and generosity of spirit, Rest in Peace dear Sir. You will be missed.

  12. Jeff Trentadue says:

    I was not a reader most of my life. I mostly read magazine articles or condensed books. At age 60, I was suggested reading Clive Cussler. I have read 53 of his books. Better late than never!

  13. Brad Cowden says:

    As a 15 yr. old, fascinated by the Titanic sinking, I stumbled upon Mr. Cussler’s “Raise The Titanic,” and my adventure with Dirk Pitt was spawned. As a voracious reader, I would put Mr. Cussler in my Top 5 fiction writers. I was stunned to hear of his passing today after a casual web search upon reading a article in Costco’s Connection Magazine, selecting “Wrath of Poseidon” as a recommended read. One of my favorite aspects of the Dirk Pitt series was Cussler’s penchant for instilling himself into chance meetings with this Pitt fellow from time to time in his story writing. Condolences to the Cussler family, and fans of his writing, we can only hope to “stumble” upon another of his ilk in our lifetimes.

  14. tom dinkin says:

    i feel as though i have known you all of my life ,as i have read most of your books,rest in pease friend

  15. Una Hopkins says:

    I am so saddened to read of Clive’s passing.
    He is the only author I have read. My bookshelf is filled with his writings and will be missed.

  16. Robert Tierson says:

    Clive cussler was in my opinion THE best writer ever. I Have and read everyone of his books and enjoyed all. Will miss you Mr. Cussler

  17. Cal Desmond-Pearson says:

    So sad to hear of Clive Cussler’s death. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

  18. Ken Asper says:

    I love all the series and characters. One of the best things is the way the mysteries are wrapped in actual historical events. The books also get you involved in learning about geography. Clive paints everything with such detail that you can almost picture being there. I even got my daughter and grandaughter interested.

  19. Ron says:

    What was the title of the first book he wrote in 1965 that must not have been published? The earliest Clive Cussler book was published in 1973. Just curious.

  20. Glenn Beckerton says:

    I am well and truly cusslerated, I am a tragic. Got rid of one collection and started another. Just cannot put those books down. If I don’t have a new book , I re-read one of the 35 at my bedside.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      That’s a great way to spend your time. I love the Clive Cussler books as well, can’t get enough of them, especially of his Dirk Pitt series.

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  22. Jimmie Wood says:

    I too am a Cussler fan at age 80. I did not discover his books until about 1998. Since then I have enjoyed many of them. I have a suggestion for others who enjoy hie work. I passed many of mine to a Veteran’s home for the Vets to enjoy–and they really do. Most of the veterans at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson Louisiana cannot afford to purchase them. So I have enjoyed passing some of my Cussler books to their Library. There are many similar places where appreciation for service can be recognized. And yes, these books are treasures–yet I love sharing them.

    • Harry says:

      I too am reading his books. After retiring in 2016, I have read 14 of his books.
      Have given them to others to read. He is a great writer. One of the best that I have read.
      From Central New York

  23. Christopher Newman says:

    I have read all the books now and get frustrated when there does not appear to be another
    About to be published
    When can we expect the next book(s)? Soon I hope!

  24. Beverly Ann Schimper says:

    I have been reading Clive for years and have all his books except the very latest which aren’t available in South Africa yet. I must admit I enjoyed his early Dirk Pitt ones the best as he seemed to have put more of himself into them than the later books written with co-authors – but I still love them all anyway.
    On one hand I am happy they keep coming but as a Pensioner of 72 and with the exchange rate being so high it works out expensive here and for some reason the new ones take years to pop up in second hand bookstores or libraries and I can’t wait that long.
    I do read a few other authors as well but nobody does “Adventure” like Clive so keep them coming pleasee.

  25. Ron says:

    If you like reading Clive Cussler books…try James Rollins. Start with ‘Map of Bones’ and go on from there. it’s in the ‘Sigma Force Series’. He has other series, but I only read Sigma Force Series. I have about 50 Clive hardbacks…loved reading them all. I just finished ‘Striker’ and am now reading ‘Solomon’s Curse’.

  26. ira matheny says:

    Which of Clive Cussler’s were only issued as ‘soft’ or paperback?

  27. Mike, USAF Retired says:

    I’ve been a fan of Clive Cussler since I was a kid living in Okinawa, Japan (Kadena AB 77-80). I was grounded yet again and my mom had brought home a paperback copy of Vixen 03 I was around 11 or 12 at the time. The cover of the book caught my eye, a diver going down to a sunken military aircraft, so I read it and been reading his books since.

    I had a lot of them in paperback but decided to replace them with hardback editions. I am currently missing only 4 books so far, one I did have but it walked for some reason.

    Iceberg (1975)
    Vixen 03 (1978)
    Pacific Vortex! (1983)
    Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998) This one walked out of the house.

    Two are missing dust jackets and one is a anniversary re-print

    The Mediterranean Caper (1973) 40th Anniversary Re-print
    Raise the Titanic! (1976) (Missing Dust Jacket)
    Night Probe! (1981) (Missing Dust Jacket)

    I have a MS Word document with all the books listed, with notes about which ones are missing the dust jacket or is due to be released etc. My wife keeps a copy of it in her purse so she knows when to look for the new releases, and which ones I am looking for.

  28. Simon Fragar says:

    The very first Cussler book i read was from the Fargo adventures, “Spartan Gold”. It had just come out and i couldn’t put the book down. Since that time i have gone and purchased all other books he has written and am currently in the middle of reading “Sahara”. Clive Cussler is a legendary author and has no equal when it comes to the whole treasure hunting thriller. I will continue to purchase and read these books until they stop publishing them.

  29. mike COZY says:

    Thank you very much for the lists

  30. Peter Mead says:

    Can’t remember what first got me into CC books but now have about 40 m in total. I tend to take 3 on holiday and read them in a week then hope to find some more in one of the second hand book shops.

  31. Scott says:

    Can you get the early dirk Pitt books on Ebook format

  32. Marsha Sayer says:

    Have always enjoyed your novels. Are exciting, informative, and mesh with my limited experience but greator interest in Svuba diving which I started doing when a young Doctor in my mid 20’s. Love the books , the activity, and the vibrancy of the characters who are such believably good guys, sexy, and gentlemen. Really fun. Only one bad experience diving which was when I was pregnant, therefore needed extra weight belts to fight my buoyancy, and we did a night dive which scared the living Out of me. Have never before bern scared in the water. Thanks so much for the pleasure your books have given me where I don’t have to be afraid of the ” big sick fish that come in to feed at night.” Sincerely, Marsha Sayer Rosenberg MD

  33. Maggie Kierstead says:

    I love Clive Cussler books. I am very disappointed that I could not print out a list of these (as shown above). I introduced a friend to them but have to get them for her at the library, so s printed list would be very helpful.

  34. Grant says:

    I hadn’t read a book for 45 years. In Feb. of 2015 I read my first Cussler book. It is now June of 2016 and I have read 55 of his books and have 9 left to read. I like the Oregon Files best. I’m 78 years old and having a great time reading again. Keep writing! I’m catching up!!!

  35. Laura M. says:

    I have a 10 year old son that is VERY interested in reading a Clive Cussler book…we have Polar Shift (and another I can’t find nor remember the title) but I’m not sure if I should let him read it. I am concerned with any romance involved and detailed violence/deaths. Can you provide me with some guidance here? I may have to just read one myself first, but he is very excited and wants to read one right away! I know about the Adventures of Vin Fiz, this could possibly pacify him until I get more information…

    • Ellen says:

      dear Laura,
      I have four children three girls and one boy and all four of my children have read clive cussler at some stage…..
      what age they started i have no idea however i strongly recommend that you give your son the gift of reading…..enjoy
      read one for yourself (I recommend Sahara) and see how you feel

  36. Duane says:

    THANKS!! Have been looking for the proper sequence and publishing date for a while. PERFECT WELL DONE!!!

  37. sharon tucker says:

    i like your books i think so far i like ghost ship

  38. Dawn Dolence-Nickell says:

    Thank you so much for this list. I have finally found the time since retiring to organize my personal library and that bequeathed to me from my mother. I have read most if not all the Cussler books and continually ask for any new titles as holiday or birthday gifts. This makes it much easier to get organized and quicker than re-reading each one. Although that isn’t such a bad idea either. Thank you again!

  39. Gary Schmidt says:

    Just finished The Assasin. I started with Night Probe in about 1982. I also own about 60 of the titles, most of which I have read. Always enjoy them and Isaac Bell is my new favorite. Thanks to Clive and his co-authors for years of enjoyment.

  40. Greg T says:

    Can anybody tell me when, during Pacific Vortex, Pitt had the opportunity to make Summer pregnant ?

  41. Greg T says:

    Hmmm as far as i know the first 3 Fargo books were written with Grant Blackwood, the next 2 with Thomas Perry and then 2 with Russel Blake.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Yes indeed, and the latest one will be co-authored with Robin Burcell.

  42. Robbie Kaye says:

    Hi everyone, just read ” The Solomon Curse ” and to be quite honest i thought it was not up to Mr Cussler”s standard at all. It took half the book to get going and what on earth was all that gobeldy-gook about in sidney, did we want to know in detail what Grimes was up to[ no that much]. to be honest it was very very longwinded on the start not like the ” Mayan Mysteries ” which gets into a story within three pages. Thank you for listening, yours Robbie K.

  43. Lynn Burtenshaw says:

    Thanks for the list, my husband is enjoying reading them and can now make more sense of them if read in order! He would like to ask where Mayday fits in as you have not put it in?

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Mayday is also called under the title The Mediterranean Caper, the second Dirk Pitt adventure.

  44. Sue Walterq says:

    I have read and re-read every single book written about Dirk Pitt, the Oregon Files and Kurt Austin Adventures and have now decided read the Fargo adventures. Fantastic authors. Fantastic stories. Keep them coming.

  45. Y S says:

    The book I read was Medusa. When I got the book I couldn’t understand why there was a jellyfish on the cover when it was about a mythical snaked woman. I’m sure you can imagine my surprise when I found out it had nothing to do with her, but I was so glad I read the book. I have been hooked on Mr. Clusser’s books ever since. I love how the women in his stories are strong and intelligent. I encourage everyone I come in contact with to read his books. Having them to read has gotten me through some rough times. Thank you for posting the list.

  46. Michael D. McCool says:

    A shipmate gave me MAYDAY to read while I was stationed over seas,could not put it down. Ever since I have been driven to read and save . Unfortunately the library has gotten out of control, to the point my good wife insisted I pare it down as I had books stashed in every nook and cranny I could fashion (hard and paperback). Our agreement was; I could chose 3 authors, and hard back only. Cussler was my first choice, then Patrick O’Brian and Grisham , plus Clancy.
    As a submariner USS CUTLASS (SS478), the HUNLEY location and raising by NUMA Has further endeared me to Mr. Cussler. Visual imagery and some personal knowledge of dive equipment make some of the scenes jump off the pages for me. Clive, no library could be complete without your writings, Thanks so very much

  47. Martie T says:

    Thanks for the great chrono list. I’ve been reading and enjoying Clive Cussler books for over 20 years. I’ve read all but the latest two and I’ve never been disappointed. I’m so glad a friend turned me on to this website.

  48. okboss says:

    I’ve read and enjoyed Pitt and Austin adventures for 35 years. Fargo series is preposterous but entertaining, Oregon Files based on ridiculous premise and written unevenly. Some of the ups and downs can be attributed to changing co-authors. I read the first 3 Isaac Bell novels but won’t read any more. I find the main character disgustingly arrogant, unlikable and totally non-empathetic. It’s not unusual that, to me, a pattern of diminishing quality parallels the addition of new series. Churning out more titles by trading on the reputation of Mr. Cussler does not necessarily equal top flight reading every time.

  49. Clive Rippin says:

    I have read all of Clives books they have kept me enthralled right to the last page.

  50. JDS says:

    Thank you for this up to date list of all the series of Cussler books! Most helpful and useful. I wish Mr. Cussler would make his own website as current and easy to use! Thanks again for the listings and the hard work keeping the site current!

  51. Tania Pelling says:

    Thank you for the list.
    I am a fan of Clive Cussler, I have read all of the Dirk Pitt and Numa Files.
    Will have to start on Oregon Files now!

  52. John Smith says:

    Love reading Mr Cussler’s books and have almost read them all. I am now using a KOBO reader does anyone know if Shock Wave, Flood Tide and Sacred Stone are in KOBO as these are the only 3 I have left to read.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      I checked the whole Kobo books website and sadly these three books are not available. I only found Sacred Stone listed at all, but currently not available for purchasing. It was listed here in case it might appear at some point later again:
      The other two are not even listed in the Clive Cussler books section at all. They are on Amazon as Kindle, but it won’t help you much with the Kobo reader.

  53. Adrian Carter says:

    Hi Readers,

    Can anyone please enlighten me as to whether the following titles were ever published under the Michael Joseph imprint in Hardcover????? :-

    Pacific Vortex
    Raise The Titanic
    Vixen 03
    Night Probe
    Deep Six
    Inca Gold
    Shock Wave
    Flood Tide

    Blue Gold
    Fire Ice
    White Death

    Any assistance / info very much appreciated
    Thanks in advance

  54. Robert Wunderlich says:

    I am retired and on a fixed income so I could only afford the paperback books. After seeing Clive on a TV Program called ” the sea hunters whichever I liked very much I saw his name on a book. Bought it and got hooked. I have read 50 of your book so far, and wait and look for every new book to come out. There is no BETTER adventure book in the world. Loved them all. So I have a collection of all your book. Keep it up you are the Best. Bob

    • David Lamb says:

      Mr. Cussler I would like to thank you for all great books they have keep me in great spirits as I have Stage 4 cancer and unable to drive anymore but I have good friends who get me to library. I have read about 30+ of your excellent books just started getting into your nonfiction books. Your style of writing is fantastic I have trouble putting it down because I just have to read what is going to happen next. Please keep the books coming I look forward to read your next one. I hope you write more Fargo ‘s adventures they keep me reading till I get to the end just can’t put it down. Thank you keeping me sane and positive.

  55. David Harris says:

    Have been able to read Clive Cussler books in order, since 1976, have always been a fan and get each new book written from my local library. I must also be an anorak, as I keep a list of his books on my computer with the word Read alongside so that when I visit said library I know which ones I have read.
    I also list who he co- wrote the books with.

  56. Judy Klohr says:

    I love your books thank you for the books in order . I have to gey 3 of the newest books and I will have all of them .

  57. daryl rose says:

    have just started to read the isacc bell series and cant put them down

  58. RoseWilliams says:

    Thanks so much for the in order listing of Clive Cussler’s books. This will make it so much easier to know if I already have a certain book. I have enjoyed his books since I first saw them at the book stores….just wish he could write them faster…!! His books give one a bit of history and geography as well as a rip-roaring adventure yarn. Thanks, Clive and I wish you well for many long, fascinating books to come.

  59. PT says:

    been reading cussler since mid 90″s. Always agood read…

  60. JPhilB says:

    I disagree with the reading order of the Isaac Bell series. He skips around in time so much it would be interesting to put them chronological order based on the date each one takes place and see if it makes sense to read them in that order. I have not done this yet but it has been on my to do list for a while.

    Nice site.

    • farmerjan says:

      I am also interested in reading them in the chronological order of the date that the story takes place. If so would the references to other events from other books make any sense ? I do not have all the books but pick up any I find at second hand stores or flea markets etc and so have several duplicates. I cannot read a kindle for any length of time, gives me a headache; plus having to make sure that it is charged etc. I can’t take it into the dairy barns where I work without worrying about water and possible damage from manure splatters so the paperbacks are the way for me to go. I have also collected several hardbacks that do not leave the house. Just love his easy to read style without all the sex and cussing.

  61. carol bonanno says:


  62. Michael Meaney says:

    I love adventure reading and feel that Clive Cussler with his writing style actually makes you feel part of the adventure as an observer in the story. His books are hard to put down once you have commenced reading, you want to continue reading until the end of the adventure. The characters are easy to relate to and provide that gutsy determination to see a project through to the end regardless of the dangers that confront them. I am looking forward to reading more of Cusslers books.

    • John Gibson says:

      I think you’ve summed up my sentiments about Clive’s writing exactly.
      This list is invaluable. I just sent it off to my wife so she doesn’t keep bringing duplicate copies home. I’m over half way through reading all his books and she has supplied most of them from the hospital auxiliary book cart. It shows how many fans he has as his book keep getting donated daily.

  63. eddie says:

    Clive Cussler is one of the best authors around. I’ve been reading his books since ” Raise the Titanic” came out.Keep them coming Mr Cussler

  64. Kelly Phillips says:

    THANK YOU so much for putting this together. I am 3 books behind and now I know it thanks to you. I was on Mr. Cussler ‘s Facebook page today and he said a new Oregon book will also be out end of May. Thank you again so very much.

  65. Jackie says:

    You didn’t mention the 2 children’s books he wrote:
    The Adventures of Vin Fiz
    The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy

    Also…the 3 non fiction books:
    Dirk Pitt Revealed
    The Sea Hunters
    The Sea Hunters II

    I can’t wait for the Assassin (Isaac Bell) book to come out

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      I have added a new section on his other works at the end of the page. The children’s books and his non-fiction books are listed there. Thanks for the mention Jackie! I haven’t read those books, so they kind of slipped my mind.

  66. Vin Smith says:

    I think Clive Cussler is the finest adventure novelist of all time. His books just have an electricity about them that no one can duplicate. With me, sometimes my favorite of anything is the first encounter that I have with something. For me, it was sitting on a warm sandy beach on a beautiful and not too hot summer day. The book was Cyclops, and the second the scene with Dirk Pitt escaping in a powered bathtub bathtub splashed across the page I was hooked. Another really big moment for me was the very first introduction of Dirk Jr. and Summer. Extraordinary books.

  67. David Smith says:

    I am a very great fan of Clive Cussler, he is one of the best Adventure writers i have read, i an 73 years old and i have every single book he has every written in my collection.

  68. Wayne King says:

    I have loved this series since Watching the Sahara Movie with Matthew McConaughey playing Dirk Pitt. I went by the library a few days later and saw the Sahara book on the shelf and checked it out. My goal is to own every book Clive Cussler has ever wrote. Love his writing style and the way he can hold you on the edge of your seat with ease it seems. Thank you for the Chronological list of books. I have skipped around so much with the Dirk books that I would love to start at the beginning and read all the way through in order. Even re-reading the ones I currently have again. Love the books, the characters and the Writer.

  69. Erica - Sydney, Australia says:

    I have read ALL of the various sets of Clive Cussler books and have just bought the current release – The Assassin – an Isaac Bell Adventure. I first came upon them about 18 months ago through eBay when a member was selling them for a price not to be missed for a group of 8. Since then I have read them all. Such fun – with drama, comedy, a bit of romance and very well written. As has previously been said, these books supply hours of fun and adventure for all age groups. I am 71 years of age and female. I must admit they are probably more a “boy’s own” set of adventures but who cares if anyone can enjoy them.

  70. eddie says:

    Nobody writes a novel like Clive Cussler PERIOD

  71. bob grindley says:

    thank you for the list,i have been reading Clive for so many years in paperback,i have now down loaded nearly all of them to read again on kindle,but was finding it annoying trying to get the order correct,you have helped out brilliantly.
    Thanks again,Bob.

  72. Greg Tyler says:

    Great list, I’ve read every book Clive has written, trouble is I didn’t keep them in the early days, I now do and have book shelf full
    Of them & your list will
    Help me to work out which ones I’m missing from those early days

  73. J D Deaton says:

    Thank you for making a list in order. A co-worker told me about Cussler books. The very first one I read was Raise the Titanic. I was hooked after the first 3 chapters. I love it when he shows up in the story. It just adds to the fun. I just got caught up on the newer series. Now I am chomping at the bit for the next one. He is a sensational writer. Thanks again!

  74. Bill White says:

    I have recently seen several times one of mr. Cussler books “ppiraha” , but I can’t find it anywhere. Any help from anyone

  75. heidi says:

    I have a collection of Cussler both in the Philippines and here. Been reading his books since I was 20. His books has helped me get through tough times. He is simply wonderful.

  76. Jacquie says:

    A thousand thanks for this list as between the version in french and english and the kindle I found myself with double ups rather annoying … they are easy reading , fun books to read with enough research to bring us to reality even though one cannot imagine the heroes not succeeding. With space being an issue kindles are very useful however not all are in the kindle version . Thank you again i’m missing a few …….

  77. Bill White says:

    I love the series and was collecting every book that he had written, but I recently lost most of my books to a flooded basement and am now trying to replace what I have lost. Every thing was in paperback and now everything is coming out in hardback why is this. Now I have half in paperback and half in hardback, why the switch.

  78. Terry Barnhurst says:

    Thank you for some fantastic reading i like the carry on with Dirk junior and summer to dirk’s original series
    I was surprised when the Mediterranean caper was also listed as mayday have a first print run off the paperback
    I have been enjoying your writing now for quite a few years and have all your books up to this time that includes the book that you critiqued for other writers

  79. JIM SPARESUS says:

    Why don’t you list the Kurt Austin series?

  80. Harold Wolf says:

    I tutor poor to slow readers. I was a late reader myself and gladly use Cussler and Patterson books when tutoring. They are written in easy, uncomplicated, and fun reading style. Seems they allow better retention for learners, I know they have helped me greatly over the years. Many thanks to Clive and James for their dedicated writing instincts. They serve more than just the fun of reading, they also assist a reading student the pleasures of reading and help them feel better about themselves as they read. My success with reading was assisted greatly by these two ‘fun to read’ authors.

  81. Sam Howell says:

    I listen to your books on Amazon Audible. I have finished 2 series, and would love to start more. However, there are several missing from other series. And also the other children’s books is not on audible yet either. Is there by chance any possibility that these ones that are not on audible will be added? I am an over the road truck driver and I listen to the books while driving. Please Please can these missing ones please be added to audible. I would love to read the other series.

  82. Sissy Oliveira says:

    Thanks so much for this list ;-)) I am a big fan of Cussler’s books. I have all his books that were published in Portuguese language. I am Brazilian and I bought all the books published in Portugal that weren’t published in Brazil, because we speak the same language. I hope that the other books can be translated to Portuguese too ;-)) I can read in English, but I take more time, so I prefer to read them in mny own language. So I have 28 books in Portuguese. 10 from Portugal and 18 from Brazil. So we need a lot yet. LOL!!!!!

  83. jim s. says:

    CS Forester -H Hornblower sea adventures

  84. Chris Shaddock says:

    Love Clive Cussler Books! I appreciate the chron list as I can keep track. I love reading them in order! And keep reading them over and over. I finally made up bates labels with title and date and taped on spine of book so I could keep them in order. AND I DO NOT LEND THEM OUT! I love that Clive puts himself in the books as well!

  85. Loretta Foley says:

    Dear Mr. Cussler I am 83 years young & have read every book you have written & am in the middle of Havana Storm & will have to wait until March for your next book The Assasssin. I like a few authors but I think you are the best author I have ever read with so much entertaining on every page.
    I intend to live to 100 so I hope you do also because I want to continue to be entertained. Your birthday is the same as my sister’s so Cancer people tend to be strong.
    Thank you for sharing your talent

  86. Simon says:

    got all of his books, easy reading and great fun

  87. Richard says:

    First book I read Was Flood Tide a few months ago, then The Serpent landed on my doorstep last weekend (I collect books from my neighbours to donate to charity – having read the choice ones first!). I am now completely hooked and feeling that have missed out all these years. Now I have your list I can get down to some serious reading. Good stories with no unnecessary gore, bad language or sex.

  88. Nick Lamboy says:

    Thank you for the list! Just got into the Fargo Adventures (The Tombs). I definitely have some checking up to do.

  89. nnamdi says:

    Been reading cussler now for about 16years ands stii entralled by every new release. Wishing him more power to his elbows

  90. M A Cap Vaubel says:

    What i miss the most was midway through the Dirk Pitt series, when Clive Cussler would show up for a paragraph to a page and save the day! I could finally put down the book and go to the bathroom.
    I have been on board since the very first book. I have them all starting in SB, and HB since my first find, they are buried so i’m not sure exactly which one that is.
    A friend and I try to see who finds when the next one is coming out first! He is ahead, since I had no computer for a while, I’m old, and finally gave away my stock of useless white-out!
    Vixen 03 was read in one sitting!

  91. Wendy Smith says:

    Always a good read, and great research. Thank you!

  92. Jeanne Gates says:

    I was very pleased to find this site. Dirk Pitt is one of my favorite so far and also Isaac now. I am blind so have to read them on my iPad and able to get them through the talking book Library. Thanks so much for making my life fun.

  93. JD says:

    Thanks for this current and up to date list! Makes for going through and seeing what I’ve missed and what should be next on my CC reading list MUCH easier!

    Appreciate all the hard work!

  94. anthony kourkoumpas says:

    Regarding : ” Dirk Pitt Novels In Order ”

    Hi ! On your dirk Pitt novels list, last paragraph, you say :

    ” I was pleased to see that all books (including the earliest ones) have been converted to Kindle versions, which makes it so easy to read every novel in the series without having to buy 22 separate paperbacks t catch up. ”

    So far I have been unable to find the following Cussler’s books in kindle edition from Amazon.They are sold in every other forms except kindle. Since they are the only books missing from my whole Cussler collection I would be grateful for any info you might haveregarding. Are they sold by any other online retailer ? Thank you very much.

    9. Treasure, 1988 (Dirk Pitt series #9)
    10. Dragon, 1990 (Dirk Pitt series #10)
    11. Sahara, 1992 (Dirk Pitt series #11)
    12. Inca Gold, 1994 (Dirk Pitt series #12)
    13. Shock Wave, 1996 (Dirk Pit series #13)
    14. Flood Tide, 1997 (Dirk Pitt series #14)

  95. John Masters says:

    Just a correction note – latest Dirk Pitt book is Poseidon’s Arrow. On your list it is spelled Posseidon’s Arrow (an extra “s”)

    Looking forward to adding “The Eye of Heaven” next week and “Havana Storm” in November to the collection.

    I have every book out so far. I began collecting about 2007. Most are in hard cover format. Still looking for more to replace the paperbacks.


  96. Adrian Carter says:

    Have been a Cussler fan for many years now and have started upgrading my collection from trade/paperback to hardcovers.
    Have mainly Penguin/Michael Joseph publications but having difficultly tracking down some of the earlier works – I am aware that Penguin acquired the Michael Joseph imprint in 1985 and that Michael Joseph published under the BCA banner prior to that.

    My Question at this point is :- Who was the main Cussler publisher prior to 1985??????
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated


  97. Steve Clay says:

    As someone earlier mentionedthere are 6 books (9-14) in the Dirk Pitt series not in Kindle as well as Sacred Stone in The Oregon Files series. Do you have any insight as to why and if they will be available soon? Have contacted Kindle and Clive Cussler on line but no answer!

    • Anthony Kourkoumpas says:

      Hi Steve ! I was the one searching for Kindle editions about the 6 books from the Dirk Pitt series ( 9-14 ) not in Kindle form. Still no luck , no info either. However you can buy ” Sacred Stone ” in Kindle form for $ 9.99 from Amazon. It’ s there ! Enjoy . By the way Thanks for bringing the subject up again. Maybe some kind soul could provide some answers

  98. Ken Young says:

    Thank you for the list, when I see a Cussler novel in many cases I do not remember if I have read it or not, this will help a lot. I can never get to much of his novels, Thank you Clive!

  99. Liz Masshedar says:

    Have read every single clive cussler so far. Love dirk Pitt and Kurtz Austin best but happy to read any. Am planning to reread in the order you’ve given while I wait for the next to appear!

  100. Edward Kingston says:

    Hi yes he is a great author. I happen to pick up Inca Gold after reading it I was hook line and sinker. The second book was shock wave, terrible sad ending at first didn’t want to read any more. You see I just lost my beautiful and lovely girl friend to tragic death. Clive made cry so much it hurt but now I’m starting from the beginning hope to enjoy them all

  101. Craig McGannon says:

    Clive Cussler’s books have been on my shelves for almost 40 years. Once you’ve started to read them…it’s like he’s a an old friend. His characters are timeless.

  102. Ron Brown says:

    really love Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt novels — especial how he (at some stage) involves himself-I enjoy the build up of the story lines
    Dirk Pitt always comes on holiday with me via my Kindle
    Well done Mr Cussler

  103. ian wight says:

    read almost all CLIVE CUSSLER books but,cant find–MEDITERRANEAN CAPER,SEA HUNTER & SEA HUNTER 2. but i cant wait to see if the master,CLIVE, will bring out more. thanks for many happy hours with. DIRK,KURT,JUAN & ISSAC. THANKS AGAIN. IAN.

    • anthony kourkoumpas says:

      Mayday (also published as The Mediterranean Caper , Dirk Pitt series #2 chronologically, but first written and published in 1973 ) is the book featuring for the first time Dirk Pitt . Though it received many unfavored critics as ‘”crude first attempt and bad writing ” it was nonetheless nominated for “Best Paperback Original Novel of 1973.” Apart from Dirk , the scene is set and the whole team of Cussler’ s NUMA heroes are introduced here : Giordino, Sandecker , Gunn etc . You may find it in Amazon, in kindle or paperback edition.

      • Mystery Sequels says:

        Yes, Mayday (aka Mediterranean Caper) is added to the list as book #2 and if you click on the link it will take you to its Amazon page.

        • Pam says:

          Will they all come out in audio? I listen to them while I work. I hope they do.

          • Clive Cussler Fan says:

            Current FIND — Thrift books – Hardback Paperback and Audio Most are around $3.59 to $4.00 Bonus, order more than $10 and shipping is free

    • calle says:

      Ian…. I don’t know if it was just an oversite but if you haven’t read Mr. Cusslers Fargo series, Sam and Remi, you should deffinately look into them as well 🙂

    • Clive Cussler Fan says:

      SO Many on here have said, where do I FIND Cussler books ? in any form ? OK for everyone – Thrift Books ———–or Amazon —— or Goodwill ALL have his items in the many different forms. Can anyone tell me where I can find a good source of his OLDER Dirk Pitt novels in Hardback ?? I have many of his in paperback, and about half his hardbacks (so they are still on my wish lists).

  104. anthony kourkoumpas says:

    Congratulations on a superb job ! I can’t keep wondering if the following Cussler’s books are ever going to be published in kindle edition. I’d be grateful for any info you might have. Thank you very much.

    9. Treasure, 1988 (Dirk Pitt series #9)
    10. Dragon, 1990 (Dirk Pitt series #10)
    11. Sahara, 1992 (Dirk Pitt series #11)
    12. Inca Gold, 1994 (Dirk Pitt series #12)
    13. Shock Wave, 1996 (Dirk Pit series #13)
    14. Flood Tide, 1997 (Dirk Pitt series #14)

  105. penny says:

    Love these books but living in Zimbabwe not easy to come by and very expensive – will always keep looking. Thank you

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Why don’t you look for eBook from Amazon or another online retailer? With instant downloading, you won’t have to wait or search for paperbacks. Trust me in my parts of the world (Cyprus) English paperbacks are a pain to get as well. That’s why I mostly buy Kindle books or ePub version.

  106. R.T. Byrum says:

    As an author, I have admired Cussler since discovering his books. Of 15 books, My eight adventure novels are patterned after Clives style of letting my characters tell their story while I chronicle it. I’ve had the good fortune of visitng Clive in his AZ home several times, and he was kind enough to read my first book, Mystery of the Shrieking Island. His critique was very favorable and has given me much encouragement as I continue writing. R.T. Byrum

  107. Brian Robinson says:

    Thanks for sorting out the list, met Clive many years ago on a yacht in Bridlington Yorkshire, nice man

  108. Granny says:

    From the Oregon files, how did Juan Cabrillo lose his leg….is the story told in one of the Dirk Pitt novels?

    • Miguel says:

      Yes, and the book that it’s told how and why is ‘Flood Tide’, and you’re welcome.

    • Pam says:

      Thank you for the question Granny. I now will go read “Flood Tide” I thought he would tell us more in the Oregon series.

      Thank you Mystery Sequels. I like to keep all of my series in order this help tremendously.In my library Clive Cussler takes up the most room. 🙂

  109. Renee S says:

    Why aren’t some of your books not available in audible format. Some of my favorites are not available in audible.
    Thank you. Your books are wonderful. I appreciate that they are not filled with foul language!

  110. Betolee says:

    Thank you for the wonderful resource you have provided for us avid reader of Clive Cussler!

  111. Peter Craney says:

    I started to read Clive Cussler books many many years ago and then stopped when marriage and children came along..just because life sometimes seems to get in the way. I recently just picked up a three book package and it seems that the characters are just old friends waiting for my return. Seamlessly I fell back under his spell as Clive continues to weave personalities and stories together that just keeps the reader involved. Thank you Clive for your brilliant adventure novels and keep well and continue to write for many years yet. The movies didn’t do justice to your immense talent.

    • Paula says:

      Peter…., I couldn’t have put it better! I too had read several of Clive’s novels years ago and then life took over! Just recently, I came across Pacific Vortex in a used book store (Book Exchange in Missoula, MT – wonderful place), and thoroughly enjoyed it, and of course, now I want to reread/reread his series in order so I searched for a chronological order, and came across this site…., just what I needed

    • calle says:

      Oh my God, thank you for saying the movies didn’t do justice! I was so annoyed with the casting in Sahara, which is one of my favorite of his Dirk Pitt series, Matthew M. is like five foot seven and has that ridiculous southern drawl and Dirk is six foot three and a California boy without accent or inflection. So wrong! I do have to admit Steve Z. was suprisingly enjoyable as Al Giordino 🙂 Sorry to rant about the movie when this is about his books, but I can’t help expressing my disappointment with a movie I had been so looking forward to :/ I started reading Clive Cusslers books when my pops introduced them to me at thirteen, I was sick and out of school for three months, I have loved them since and supremely enjoyed all of them and every series he has done. I would encourage anyone of any age or sex to read them. Thank you for listening to my tirade. Enjoy!!

  112. sway0103 says:

    I lov dirk pitt adventures wid his friend Al…I can never get enuf of fav early dirk pitt books…I hav read Tom clancy too but they r so very serious not lik cussler books with equal amounts of fun n adventure n seriousness n little bit a romance n even thou slightly far fetched still no Stupidity in the main characters, which I find is a huge blessing unlike some other books lik Painter crowe books for example….finished all pitt books n now starting on Oregon series but somehow I am not satisfied…I guess am spoilt for other characters after my fav character dirk pitt 🙁 …Nostalgic too..the excitement when I first laid my hands on a dirk pitt adv book..can anybody recommend me some other author?

    • Anne Donaldson says:

      I too love the Clive Cussler books. Started with Dirk Pitt and now love the Isaac Bell series. Another favorite author of mine is Robert B Parker. His western adventure series is great. Also the Spenser series and Jesse Stone.

    • yolande says:

      I am still reading Clive Cussler’s books and love how he himself turns up in the stories, makes me laugh. If you want a non stop action book to read try Mathew Reilly you can just sail through the pages. Its like James Bond meets Indiana Jones mixed with Dirk Pitt .

    • calle says:

      Joel C. Rosenberg has a good intrigue/international mystery series that I thoughroughly enjoyed. More on the medical mystery side is Robin Cook, although not really a series writer still good reads, and plentiful. I enjoyed David Morse as well, again not a series but still great books 🙂

    • Martin says:

      Yes…..Nelson DeMille writes similar books with a hilarious character named John Coery and HIGHLY recommend them. Personally, i think he’s equal to if not better than Cussler. So good I read then all!

  113. Robert Glanzman says:


    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Oh boy I’d love to see some of his books translated into movies as well!

      • British Isles says:

        There are two movies, Raise the Titanic! and Sahara.

        • Big Bad Al says:

          Forget Sahara. Decent enough film with good actors, but totally miscast – young, slender, blond guy as Al Giordino???

          • JPhilB says:

            Slender?? I loved the way that was cast. Thought Steve hit the humor of Al perfectly. It was a shame the movie did not do well at the box office.

      • Cheri says:

        I really hope that happens and I know exactly who should star in them.

      • Terry says:

        Of the two movies, Raise the Titanic is a MUST NOT see. Sahara was okay, but they took too many liberties and some of the casting was not exactly appropriate

        • Ralph Seher says:

          Believe it is on his own page. He said, there will NOT be another movie. He did not like what they did with the story/plot etc. and that the movie people were difficult to work with. Well, it is his to do what he wants to do, and at this minute, it is right, and publish stories.

  114. Ron Leiby says:

    I have read 41 Cussler novels. Love ’em all. My kids sort of make fun of me around Christmas, Father’s Day, and my Birthday ’cause there is always a Clive Cussler book on my wish list. I got hooked on Clive when I was waiting for my Wife at a shopping mall many years back, and saw a copy of INCA GOLD, bought it, read it, and was hooked on Clive ever since. My favorite Dirk Pitt stories are the early ones. I love the new Issac Bell and Fargo aventures. Clive just never runs out of good stories to share with us fans. As long as he keeps writing…I’ll keep buying. Well… Happy Reading!


    • Olav Rekve says:

      To Ron, thats very interesting… I,too, got hooked after reading inca gold. My oldest kid and wife knows that CC is on my list for those days as well. It’s a blessing in disguise, cause then I don’t have to remember them all.

    • Butch says:

      I just out of the blue, picked up a copy of Devils Gate from the NUMA files one day last spring. Read it cover to cover in one day. That was my first and have been going broke ever since buying more of his books. I’ve now read about half of his collection since spring. Just can’t put them down. Most of his works seem to have one recurring theme. They kind of Hitchcockish like leave you hanging at the end of a chapter, so you have to keep reading to see what happens next. I’m not complaining, mind you. I think it’s great but once you start, you can’t put it down. But then again, all you hard core readers already know that. Happy reading

  115. Keriane Rowley says:

    My son and I both love Clive Cussler novels, we have been reading them for many years, and can’t wait to read and swap them every time we find another one. With the list we can mark off what we have and haven’t read, mny thanks
    regards Keriane

  116. Sophie B. Smith says:

    I appreciate a writer who does not have to rely on four-letter words or sex scenes to tell a story. The Isaac Bell adventures are a favorite.

  117. Dax Pecho says:


    Thanks for the info, Just I would like to know if is also worth to read them in different order, for example I would like to read Treasure and Treasure of Khan.

    But my existencial question is…, Do I have to read the previous books to read the ones I want to..??

    Do they take a following tale one after each other..??

    Or they just like separate histories independent one from each other..??

    Or just mention each other a little..??

    Your comments will be much appreciated….!!


    • Ron says:

      Yes…. Many of Clive’s books refer to things that happened in earlier books, especially the original Dirk Pitt series. Reading one out of order doesn’t necessarily ruin the story, but it is nice to know what he is referring to in the present book you are reading.

      Another thing I really enjoyed in the Dirk Pitt Series is where Clive would write himself into the story and the character he would be. He would usually show up as an old prospector or a greasy garage station attendant…something like that.

      • Francis Yeh says:

        Not unlike Stan Lee of Marvel comics, who routinely “showed up” in obsure cameo roles in films based on his comics…cool touch! 🙂

        • Ralph Seher says:

          Yes, Kind of like one Alfred Hitchcock. Walking the dog in Psycho. Guess it was, see if you can find me, maybe where the idea for Waldo came from

      • Ralph Seher says:

        To Ron — I know he writes Dirk Pitt driving one of his cars, done it more than once now, but which book does Clive write himself into the story? As far as the grease monkey, or HEY, the old prospector, perhaps Clive borrowed that from the one and only Lone Ranger. Not many seemed to realize that was the Lone Ranger as the old prospector when he was trying to find one /gang of the “bad” guys. I just like to tell everyone who notices his book I am reading, that it is good against evil, and he gets to take the girl out to dinner. Now all of a sudden, is Summer his sister? working with him against Evil. Interesting twist, because it shows the females can do the same things Dirk does.

        • Linda says:

          Dirk Pit has twins named Dirk jr and Summer. Never knew about them. His girlfriend was named Summer. She left him to save her father and never told him she was pregnant with twins who she named Dirk and Summer. He thought she was dead.

        • Angela says:

          Look for characters with the initials C.C., that is his way of writing himself in.

          • Clive Cussler fan says:

            Just found him, written in full name in Atlantis found. Comes as a sudden surprise, but, it fits. Recently obtained some Cussler hardbacks at a church yard sale. Complete with cover.I decided to see what they looked like, if no cover. Well, it’s plain, a simple cover and the initials on the front C C

      • Butch says:

        He also shows up on occasion in the Fargo adventures.

    • Clive Cussler Fan says:

      HI DAX – Careful he might name a character after you. — OK Treasure and then Treasure of Khan. Treasure is one of his first nine books. written in 1988 —- Treasure of Khan (in Dirk Pitt series) is nine books later written in 2006. —- From what I have done – and I am currently reading T of Khan – Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, and Trojan Odyssey SHOULD BE read before reading Treasure of Khan. There are events that happen in the books before T of Khan and are referenced in the later books. So, in this case, the reading in order can be beneficial.

  118. Anthony Kourkoumpas says:

    Thank you very much for that list ! It’ s an excellent and difficult work ! I am a huge fun of Cussler’ s, having read most of his books. Being a doctor myself, a psychiatrist to be exact, I tend to be extremely upset when my books are not in the proper order. Perhaps I am an OCD case myself. Thanks to the woman cleaning my office, an excellent assistant but a little careless regarding my books order, I have had to rearrange my library countless times until now. The books may indeed be read on their own, out of order but in my experience it’ s much more fun to read each series in order or else you always get the feeling that you’re missing something you wouldn’t want to. I think the same applies to every writer’s work, at least in my opinion (my other favorite writers are Tom Clancy and in my younger days James Hadley Chase. So I can’ t really tell you how much I appreciate your work. I think it’s a very nice gift to all of us compulsive readers. Thank you so much!!!!!!

    • Big Bad Al says:

      If Cussler is the “guy [Tom Clancy] read[s]”, why can’t Clancy take note that it doesn’t need foul language and explicit sex scenes to make a cracking story? I’ve stopped reading Clancy novels. I can’t get enough of Clive Cussler, though.

      • Wee Lassie says:

        My thought also Big Al, I’m a reader of all mysteries, read one of Clancy’s and decided no more. Love Cussler’s have read and collected most of them. I’m now 80 years of age and just found one I had missed Flood Tide which I’m reading now. Found another one I need to read Shock Wave. Will always be on lookout for any I have missed.

        • Clive Cussler Fan says:

          To give you a hint / help Thrift books plenty of Cussler to keep you happy. Good price, and for a set amount, free shipping. —-Also Goodwill – Also Amazon, but, they do not have the free shipping and are only agents. Click on a book on Amazon, and it takes you to someone’s store. Hope it helps. and that means everyone who loves Cussler.

          • Dr Anthony Kourkoumpas says:

            Big Al hi ! Just read your comment ( yes I know, I am only two and a half years late , sorry about that ) and I must say I am in totally agreement with you . I stopped reading Clancy novels at about the same time you wrote it and for exactly the same reason ( pure coincidence surely but cause and effect absolutely identical : – ) . I am 65 now , still teaching and practicing as a Prof of Psychiatry and still a Cussler addict , more than ever really …I’ ve read every single book he’ s written ( yes I have found all his books by now ) at least twice , sometimes , I must confess at the expense of my own small projects.
            So glad we share the same views on the subject. Once again my sincere thanks to Mystery Sequels for a superb work. Still my favorite site and main source of info.

  119. Ed Clemensen says:

    I’m glad to see the list. This way I can go back through my milk crate full of his books and see what I have missed. Just finished Striker, it not only was a great yarn, but gives me hope that the working class with prevail even today. although young Dirk one is my favorite, this Isaac guy is right up there.

  120. Ed Swind says:

    Thanks for the list. I am a fan of Clive Cussler books. They are interesting, exiting, fun to read, have great characters and are not full of blood and gore. They are books that anyone, regardless of age, male or female or education can read and enjoy. They are what books should be.

    Ed Swinfd

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      That’s exactly how I feel about the books of Clive Cussler as well, I’m so glad that I’m not alone here. Thank you for your kind comment!

    • Joanne Burroughs says:

      I started ready Mr Cussler at age 16 with Mediterranean Caper and am now 81. Am rereading, reading new ones, enjoying every word and wish to thank this wonderful author for so much pleasure

      • Toby Fillips says:

        Don’t think Clive has been writing books that long…….Got your dates a bit wrong I think…..

        • Mystery Sequels says:

          He did publish his first novel in 73, but he has been writing since 1965. Dates are correct.

      • The Google Man says:

        To Joanne Burroughs:

        YOUR dates and ages are NOT correct, and they can’t be.

        This is why:

        If you were REALLY only 16 years old when you started reading Clive Cussler’s books (in 1973 – since you could NOT have started earlier, as his 1st book was not published before that – unless by some remote chance you read it before it was published?), then you must have been born in 1957. Therefore you can’t be any more than 59/60 years old, now.

        If you REALLY are 81 years old NOW – as you claim – then you MUST have been much more than 16 years old when you started reading Clive Cusslers books.

        It is really simple Mathematics:

        Since you claim you ‘started at 16 and you are now 81’, then you believe you have been reading his books for 55 years.

        Since 1st publication date is 1973 and it is now 2016, then Clive Cussler has been ‘published’ for 43 years, which is TWELVE YEARS less, than the time you claim to have spent reading his books – therefore your claim is impossible.

        So did you borrow the TARDIS from Dr Who and spend TWELVE YEARS in the future in order to achieve this?

        Or perhaps you are the ‘re-incarnated HG Wells’ and you used your own ‘Time Machine’????!!

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