Treasure Hunters

If you’re anything like me, the last treasure hunt you went on began with removing the cushions from the sofa. And the closest you came to finding gold was in the form of some fish-shaped crackers. This summer, live vicariously through the treasure-hunting heroes of some great adventure novels.

Dark Gold by David Angsten
While tracking down his missing brother in Mexico, Jack Duran stumbles across the mystery that might have been his brother's downfall: a mysterious treasure-laden shipwreck, rumored to be protected by some sort of underwater monster.

The Archer’s Tale by Bernard Cornwell
The young hero of this historical adventure joins the English army at the beginning of the Hundred Years War to avenge the death of his father, but soon finds himself on a quest for the Holy Grail.

Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
Adventurer Dirk Pitt returns in another thrilling escapade, this time racing against the bad guys to find a priceless Incan artifact.

Flint & Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island by John Drake
Ever wonder how Long John Silver lost that leg? This fun novel tells the story of Silver’s partnership and eventual falling out with the murderous Captain Flint.

The Queen Jade by Yxta Maya Murray
Bookstore owner Lola Sanchez explores the jungles of Guatemala in an effort to find her mother, an archeologist who disappeared while searching for a rare artifact.

Birds of Prey by Wilbur A. Smith
Fans of historical swashbucklers won’t want to miss this historical epic filled with pirates, romance, and sea battles off the coasts of Africa.

For more suggestions, dig through our Treasure Hunters booklist…you are sure to find some gems. And please leave a comment if I missed your favorite treasure hunting book. We love to hear from you!

Written by Brett on August 4, 2012


Michael on November 23, 2012


Great book suggestions, I was looking for treasure island ideas, this is the definitive list!

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