Clive Cussler
1931-
 

Clive Eric Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois and grew up in Alhambra, California. He was educated at Passadena City College for two years until dropping out to enlist in the US Air Force during the Korean War. During the 1960Žs Cussler worked in advertising, first as a copywriter and later as a creative director of the DŽArcy advertising agency in Los Angeles. In 1978, he founded the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), a non-profit foundation to locate, identify, and preserve shipwrecks of historical significance. In addition to his passion for adventure, Cussler is an avid automobile collector. He and his wife divide their time between their Colorado home, and their winter home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. They have three children. He is the creator of:
1. 'Dirk Pitt', a Major for the National Underwater and Marine Agency.
2. 'NUMA', a Special Assignments Team (together with Paul Kemprecos or Graham Brown).
3. 'Oregon Files' featuring Juan Cabrillo, captain of the Oregon.
4. 'Isaac Bell', chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency.
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Titles and year of publication:
 
'Dirk Pitt' Novels
 1) The Mediterranian Caper (UK Title: Mayday)  1973
 2) Iceberg  1975
 3) Raise the Titanic!  1976
 4) Vixen 03  1978
 5) Night Probe!  1981
 6) Pacific Vortex!  1983
 7) Deep Six  1984
 8) Cyclops  1986
 9) Treasure  1988
10) Dragon  1991
11) Sahara  1992
12) Inca Gold  1994
13) Shock Wave  1996
14) Flood Tide  1997
15) Atlantis Found  1999
16) Valhalla Rising  2001
17) Trojan Odyssey  2003
18) Black Wind (with Dirk Cussler)  2004
19) Treasure of Khan (with Dirk Cussler)  2006
20) Arctic Drift (with Dirk Cussler)  2008
21) Crescent Dawn (with Dirk Cussler)  2010
22) Poseidon's Arrow (with Dirk Cussler)  2012
23) Havana Storm (with Dirk Cussler)  2014
24) Odessa Sea (with Dirk Cussler)  2016
'NUMA' Novels (with Paul Kemprecos or Graham Brown)
 1) Serpent (with Paul Kemprecos)  1999
 2) Blue Gold (with Paul Kemprecos)  2000
 3) Fire Ice (with Paul Kemprecos)  2002
 4) White Death (with Paul Kemprecos)  1999
 5) Lost City (with Paul Kemprecos)  2004
 6) Polar Shift (with Paul Kemprecos)  2005
 7) The Navigator (with Paul Kemprecos)  2007
 8) Medusa (with Paul Kemprecos)  2009
 9) Devil's Gate (with Graham Brown)  2011
10) The Storm (with Graham Brown)  2012
11) Zero Hour (with Graham Brown)  2013
12) Ghost Ship (with Graham Brown)  2014
13) The Pharaoh's Secret (with Graham Brown)  2015
14) NIghthawk (with Graham Brown)  Due May 2017
'Oregon Files' Novels
 1) Golden Buddha (with Craig Dirgo)  2003
 2) Sacred Stone (with Craig Dirgo)  2004
 3) Dark Watch (with Jack Du Brul)  2005
 4) Skeleton Coast (with Jack Du Brul)  2006
 5) Plague Ship (with Jack Du Brul)  2008
 6) Corsair (with Jack Du Brul)  2009
 7) The Silent Sea (with Jack Du Brul)  2010
 8) The Jungle (with Jack Du Brul)  2011
 9) Mirage (with Jack Du Brul)  2013
10) Piranha (with Boyd Morrison)  2015
11) The Emperor's Revenge (with Boyd Morrison)  2016
'Isaac Bell' Novels
 1) The Chase  2007
 2) The Wrecker (with Justin Scott)  2009
 3) The Spy (with Justin Scott)  2010
 4) The Race (with Justin Scott)  2011
 5) The Thief (with Justin Scott)  2012
 6) The Striker (with Justin Scott)  2013
 7) The Bootlegger (with Justin Scott)  2014
 8) The Assassin (with Justin Scott)  2015
 9) The Gangster (with Justin Scott)  2016
10) The Cutthroat (with Justin Scott)  Due March 2017
Other Novels
 1) Spartan Gold (with Grant Blackwood)  2009
 2) Lost Empire (with Grant Blackwood)  2010
 3) The Kingdom (with Grant Blackwood)  2011
 4) The Tombs (with Thomas Perry)  2012
 5) The Mayan Secrets (with Thomas Perry)  2013
 6) The Eye of Heaven (with Russell Blake)  2014
 7) The Solomon Curse (with Russell Blake)  2015
 8) Pirate (with Robin Burcell)  2016

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