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The Best Clive Cussler Books of All Time

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 616 voters 33.5k views41 items

List RulesIncludes novels that Cussler co-wrote with other writers

List of the best Clive Cussler books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success in the millions of copies sold, there's no doubt that Clive Cussler is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Cussler is a novelist who loves adventure, particularly seaside adventure. Many of Cussler's novels are focused around adventurer Dirk Pitt, who was brought to life by Matthew McConaughey in the 2005 film Sahara. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Clive Cussler who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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    Sahara

    Clive Cussler
    Sahara is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. First published in 1992, it is the eleventh...  more
  • 2
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    31

    Inca Gold

    Clive Cussler
    Inca Gold is a novel written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1994, it is the twelfth book...  more
  • 3
    83
    27

    Atlantis Found

    Clive Cussler, R. Garcia y Robertson
    Atlantis Found is a 1999 novel by Clive Cussler, the fifteenth book in the Dirk Pitt series....  more
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    80
    31

    Raise the Titanic

    Clive Cussler
    Raise the Titanic! is a 1976 adventure novel by Clive Cussler, published in the United States...  more
  • 5
    67
    27

    Treasure

    Clive Cussler
    Treasure is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the ninth book featuring the...  more
  • 6
    43
    8

    The Kingdom

    Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
    The Kingdom is a book written by Grant Blackwood and Clive Cussler....  more
  • 7
    43
    11

    Cyclops

    Clive Cussler
    Cyclops is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 8th book featuring the...  more
  • 8
    45
    15

    Night Probe!

    Clive Cussler
    Night Probe! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 5th book featuring the...  more
  • 9
    36
    7

    Corsair

    Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    Corsair is the 6th novel in The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. The book...  more
  • 10
    44
    16

    Shock Wave

    Clive Cussler, Tony Abbott
    Shock Wave is a book written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1996, it is the thirteenth...  more
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    34
    12

    Trojan Odyssey

    Clive Cussler
    Trojan Odyssey is a Dirk Pitt novel by Clive Cussler, published first in 2003....  more
  • 12
    40
    19

    Valhalla Rising

    Clive Cussler
    Valhalla Rising is a 2001 Clive Cussler book in the Dirk Pitt series. The events depicted in...  more
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    34
    14

    Pacific Vortex!

    Clive Cussler
    Pacific Vortex! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the sixth book released...  more
  • 14
    24
    6

    The Thief

    Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    The Thief is a book written by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott....  more
  • 15
    43
    29

    Dragon

    Clive Cussler
    Dragon is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 10th book featuring the author’s...  more
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    24
    8

    Flood Tide

    Clive Cussler
    Flood Tide is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 14th book featuring the...  more
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    20
    5

    Skeleton Coast

    Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
    Skeleton Coast is the 4th installment of the The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler & Jack B. Du...  more
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    25
    12

    Treasure of Khan

    Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    Treasure of Khan is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, and is the...  more
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    The Sea Hunters: True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks is a nonfiction work by adventure...  more
  • 21
    19
    8

    Black Wind

    Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a...  more
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    26
    17
    The Mediterranean Caper is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler published in the United...  more
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    30
    22

    Deep Six

    Clive Cussler
    Deep Six is an English-language adventure novel by Clive Cussler published in the United...  more
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    25
    18

    Vixen 03

    Clive Cussler
    Vixen 03 is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the fourth book to feature the...  more
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    13
    6

    Lost City

    Clive Cussler, Paul Kemprecos
    Lost City is a 2004 novel by Clive Cussler. It was printed by Penguin publishers ISBN...  more