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Clive Cussler


(Clive Eric Cussler)
USA flag (1931 - 2020)
Father of Dirk Cussler

Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California, and attended Pasadena City College before joining the Air Force. He went on to a successful advertising career, winning many national honours for his copywriting. He also explored the deserts of the American Southwest in search of lost gold mines, dived in isolated lakes in the Rocky Mountains looking for lost aircraft and hunted under the sea for shipwrecks of historic significance, discovering and identifying more than sixty. Like his hero, Dirk Pitt, he was also an avid enthusiast of classic cars.
 

Awards: ITW (2006)  see all

Genres: Thriller, Children's Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
September 2024

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Ghost Soldier
(Oregon Files, book 18)
November 2024

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Untitled Cussler
(NUMA Files, book 21)
Series
Dirk Pitt Adventure
   1. Pacific Vortex! (1983)
   2. The Mediterranean Caper (1973)
     aka Mayday!
   3. Iceberg (1975)
   4. Raise the Titanic! (1976)
   5. Vixen 03 (1976)
   6. Night Probe! (1981)
   7. Deep Six (1984)
   8. Cyclops (1985)
   9. Treasure (1988)
   10. Dragon (1990)
   11. Sahara (1992)
   12. Inca Gold (1991)
   13. Shock Wave (1995)
   14. Flood Tide (1997)
   Dirk Pitt Revealed (1998) (with Craig Dirgo)
   15. Atlantis Found (1999)
   16. Valhalla Rising (2001)
   17. Trojan Odyssey (2003)
   18. Black Wind (2004) (with Dirk Cussler)
   19. The Treasure of Khan (2006) (with Dirk Cussler)
   20. Arctic Drift (2008) (with Dirk Cussler)
   21. Crescent Dawn (2010) (with Dirk Cussler)
   22. Poseidon's Arrow (2012) (with Dirk Cussler)
   23. Havana Storm (2014) (with Dirk Cussler)
   24. Odessa Sea (2016) (with Dirk Cussler)
   25. Celtic Empire (2019) (with Dirk Cussler)
   26. The Devil's Sea (2021) (with Dirk Cussler)
   27. The Corsican Shadow (2023) (with Dirk Cussler)
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NUMA Files
   1. Serpent (1999) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   2. Blue Gold (2000) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   3. Fire Ice (2002) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   4. White Death (2003) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   5. Lost City (2004) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   6. Polar Shift (2005) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   7. The Navigator (2007) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   8. Medusa (2009) (with Paul Kemprecos)
   9. Devil's Gate (2011) (with Graham Brown)
   10. The Storm (2012) (with Graham Brown)
   11. Zero Hour (2013) (with Graham Brown)
   12. Ghost Ship (2014) (with Graham Brown)
   13. The Pharaoh's Secret (2015) (with Graham Brown)
   14. Nighthawk (2017) (with Graham Brown)
   15. The Rising Sea (2018) (with Graham Brown)
   16. Sea of Greed (2018) (with Graham Brown)
   17. Journey of the Pharaohs (2020) (with Graham Brown)
   18. Fast Ice (2021) (with Graham Brown)
   19. Dark Vector (2022) (with Graham Brown)
   20. Condor's Fury (2023) (with Graham Brown)
   21. Untitled Cussler (2024) (with Graham Brown)
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Oregon Files
   1. Golden Buddha (2003) (with Craig Dirgo)
   2. Sacred Stone (2004) (with Craig Dirgo)
   3. Dark Watch (2005) (with Jack Du Brul)
   4. Skeleton Coast (2006) (with Jack Du Brul)
   5. Plague Ship (2008) (with Jack Du Brul)
   6. Corsair (2009) (with Jack Du Brul)
   7. The Silent Sea (2010) (with Jack Du Brul)
   8. The Jungle (2011) (with Jack Du Brul)
   9. Mirage (2012) (with Jack Du Brul)
   10. Piranha (2015) (with Boyd Morrison)
   11. The Emperor's Revenge (2016) (with Boyd Morrison)
   12. Typhoon Fury (2017) (with Boyd Morrison)
   13. Shadow Tyrants (2018) (with Boyd Morrison)
   14. Final Option (2019) (with Boyd Morrison)
   15. Marauder (2020) (with Boyd Morrison)
   16. Hellburner (2022) (with Mike Maden)
   17. Fire Strike (2023) (with Mike Maden)
   18. Ghost Soldier (2024) (with Mike Maden)
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Isaac Bell Adventure
   1. The Chase (2007)
   2. The Wrecker (2009) (with Justin Scott)
   3. The Spy (2010) (with Justin Scott)
   4. The Race (2011) (with Justin Scott)
   5. The Thief (2012) (with Justin Scott)
   6. The Striker (2013) (with Justin Scott)
   7. The Bootlegger (2014) (with Justin Scott)
   8. The Assassin (2013) (with Justin Scott)
   9. The Gangster (2016) (with Justin Scott)
   10. The Cutthroat (2017) (with Justin Scott)
   11. The Titanic Secret (2018) (with Jack Du Brul)
   12. The Saboteurs (2020) (with Jack Du Brul)
   13. The Sea Wolves (2022) (with Jack Du Brul)
   14. The Heist (2024) (with Jack Du Brul)
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Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure
   1. Spartan Gold (2009) (with Grant Blackwood)
   2. Lost Empire (2010) (with Grant Blackwood)
   3. The Kingdom (2011) (with Grant Blackwood)
   4. The Tombs (2012) (with Thomas Perry)
   5. The Mayan Secrets (2013) (with Thomas Perry)
   6. The Eye of Heaven (2014) (with Russell Blake)
   7. The Solomon Curse (2015) (with Russell Blake)
   8. Pirate (2016) (with Robin Burcell)
   9. The Romanov Ransom (2017) (with Robin Burcell)
   10. The Gray Ghost (2018) (with Robin Burcell)

     aka The Grey Ghost

   11. The Oracle (2019) (with Robin Burcell)
   12. Wrath of Poseidon (2020) (with Robin Burcell)
   13. The Serpent's Eye (2023) (with Robin Burcell)
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Novels
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Collections
   Thriller 2.3 (2016) (with others)
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Anthologies edited
   Thriller 2.1 (2016)
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Series contributed to
Thriller
   2. Thriller 2 (2009)
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Non fiction show
 
Books containing stories by Clive Cussler
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Suspense Magazine, April 2010 (2010)
(Suspense Magazine)
edited by
John Raab

Awards
2006 Thrillermaster

Award nominations
2007 ITW Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : Skeleton Coast
1974 Edgar Award for Best Paperback original (nominee) : The Mediterranean Caper


Clive Cussler recommends
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Blue Madagascar (2021)
Andrew Kaplan
"Excellent ... pulsates with intrigue and dramatic suspense. A powerful read."
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Arctic Storm Rising (2021)
(Nick Flynn, book 1)
Dale Brown
"The best military adventure writer in the country today."
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A Conspiracy of Bones (2020)
(Temperance Brennan, book 19)
Kathy Reichs
"Nobody writes a more imaginative thriller than Kathy Reichs or crafts a better sentence. Her latest forensic investigation, A Conspiracy of Bones, rivets with its non-stop pursuit of some of the vilest villains ever."

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