The official web site for bestselling adventure novelist Clive Cussler provides a complete list of his novels in chronological order. Fans can access the PDF list from the FAQs link and view online or print at their convenience.
The list is organized by series and genre, as most of Cussler's novels are written as part of a multi-book series. As of February 2015, Cussler has written 60 books: the Dirk Pitt Adventures (22 books), the Numa Files (11 books), the Oregon Files (nine books), the Isaac Bell Detective series (six books), and the Fargo Series (five books).
Cussler's notation on the Dirk Pitt Adventures list indicates that "Pacific Vortex" should be considered the series' first novel, even though it was published 10 years after "Mediterranean Caper" (1973). He also penned several standalone books in fiction, non-fiction and children's fiction.
Cussler has been writing books for more than 40 years and is the founder of the National Underwater & Marine Agency (NUMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to American maritime and naval history. Cussler released his first non-fiction work, "The Sea Hunters," in 1996, which the Board of Governors of the Maritime College at the State University of New York considered on par with a Ph.D. thesis. Cussler was subsequently awarded a Doctor of Letters degree from the Maritime College in May 1997.