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Bones: Buried Deep (Bones #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,615 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
Tempe's work at the Jeffersonian Institute is put on hold when Special Agent Seeley Booth, stalled on a case deposing a Chicago mob family, calls her in to assist with a bizarre discovery: a plastic bag of skeletal remains -- and a chilling note -- left on the steps of a federal building. Tempe determines the bones are from different corpses, suggesting a serial killer's h ...more
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Published March 1st 2006 by Pocket Books (first published 2006)
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Nov 14, 2010 Juli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled when I initially found this book because I thought, Hooray, another way to read my favorite Forensic Doc. Sadly for me, the Temperance Brennen of this book doesn’t have the same temperament of the one I’ve come to love from the Kathy Reichs novels. I was able to get over my problems when I just made a mental decision to myself to treat this “new” Tempe Brennen as tho she were an entirely different person.
While the personality of “Bones” is different, I do like her. I like her ind
Mar 01, 2010 Mainon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
I guess I'd recommend this book to fans of the Bones TV series who aren't motivated to go back and read the original series the TV show was based on. This reads pretty much like fan fiction, and gets some of the voices right (Angela Montenegro's few lines in the book fit the voice of her TV show character perfectly) but I don't think Mr Collins gets Dr Brennan right. His character was a strange mix of the TV show character (completely unable to get pop-culture references) and the pre-existing Ka ...more
Jun 08, 2012 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading the Brennan books, I wanted to be a forensic anthropologist. I was seriously considering that field for myself. I loved how Reichs explained what was going on, getting into the details without giving things away. When Bones first aired, I was somewhat skeptical they'd be able to properly illustrate Brennan and the work she does. I admit, I first started watching because of David Boreanaz, but have really grown to love the show. Everybody just works right - Brennan an ...more
Camilla P.
May 27, 2015 Camilla P. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ho ricevuto questo libro in regalo, attraverso un giochino su Anobii. Dubito che l’avrei letto altrimenti; la serie TV Bones mi piace molto, fa parte di quel filone investigativo in cui anche le vite dei personaggi principali hanno molto screen time (quasi al livello di un cozy mystery, se chiedete la mia) che mi piace guardare quando cerco divertimento e relax, ma non sono appassionata a livelli tali da procurarmi un libro coi suoi personaggi – anche perché la serie di per sé è tratta liberamen ...more
Nov 26, 2010 Zooey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the television series that ship Booth and Bones
Okay, so one would think that after a car accident, I would use the recovery time to read a lot of books, right? Well, no... I had them all packed in boxes, so I couldn't get to them afterwards! So basically, I only read two in these one and a half months, one of which turned out to be Bones: Buried Deep.

I am one of the Bones fans that watches loyally every week, although this season not as much, because I don't like where it is going. Anyway, I know the series and its characters, so like sever
Jan 07, 2013 Beth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the plot of this book - it was so easy to read and kept you guessing with a few sharp surprises along the way BUT the author has obviously not watched the programme as the characters were waaaaaay out! The whole premise of Bones the TV series is based around the interaction of the characters and their personalities are very obvious when you watch it and it annoyed me a little during the reading of it when the characters spoke or interacted wrongly. What is also wierd is that fair ...more
Jennifer Langer
Feb 16, 2012 Jennifer Langer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Fan fiction, I'd definitely agree with that description. As a continuation of the TV series the book isn't bad, but it's NOT a Kathy Reichs bones novel. I could actually SEE the TV characters while reading this one, so I guess it is actually very well written, but I'm not impressed. I wanted to read about my friend Tempe, the alcoholic who DOESN'T drink chardonnay without DIRE consequences. After I got over the change of format and the fact that the proof reader didn't catch the paragraph where ...more
Ida Dalum
this was an okay read, now, i'm a big fan of the tv. series and if the book was an episode, it wouldn't be a mind blowing one, of course in a tv. show like this, there's small cases, and a biger storyline, ad of course max collins cant change th bigger storyline, or add anything to it, so theres is not any real great B+B moments, and then theres something that made mee mad, in the book it says the booth has 'steel-blue eyes' wut? as far as i know he has brown eyes? right?
but it was enjoyable, it
Common knowledge tells us not to expect much from authors who write novels based on tv shows. Max Allan Collins is happily one of the few exceptions that prove the rule. Collins has been writing detective fiction for a long time, and it's obvious from the story's get-go that the reader is in capable hands here. Collins' writing style is so economically fluid and precise that it's almost like the book was written by a machine, were it not for the surprisingly sophisticated sense of humor. I would ...more
Noran Miss Pumkin
Fourth star for being set in Chicago, and especially the Field Museum. It also mentions the Indiana dunes too. There is NO Cheesecake Factory In Oakbrook,IL-when this book was written. I just do not understand this, when They got other landmarks and locations accurately. As far as I can find out, this is the only book from the TV series. I wish there was more of them.

I enjoyed the morning have soup outdoors at the local Panera, with a nice breeze. Everyone else was indoors. It was so lovely, es
Diane Schneider
The story itself is enjoyable, but I think the book does not tie into its existing property very well. To be honest, I bought the book because it was less than $1 used, and I thought the idea of a book based on a TV show that is itself based on a series of books to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. This is the only book released, probably for good reason. I don't think the author is to blame for the faults of the book, however. The complication with writing a book based on an existin ...more
Caitlin Leachman
Jan 20, 2016 Caitlin Leachman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-12
In this suspenseful take on characters created by Kathy Reichs, author Max Allan Collins has brought them to life as Special Agent Seeley Booth and Dr. Temperance Brennan. In the thrilling world of Bones: Buried Deep, the two unlikely partners come together to solve one of the biggest serial killer mysteries that the FBI has ever seen. As they work together to catch the killer, they also fight growing tensions between them. Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, works to provide the proof that they ...more
Helen Pridham
Nov 02, 2007 Helen Pridham rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no-one
Shelves: read2007
This is based on the TV series, based on the books by Kathy Reichs.
I thought the Reichs books were formulaic (even though I enjoyed them) but they are so well written and constructed compared to this.
I will read, watch or lick anything that has David Boreanez on it though, which is how it's earned it's one star.
Samuel Tyler
The day that fiction ate itself is when a TV tie-in book is written about a show that was based on a book. That’s right ‘Bone: Buried Deep’ is a tie in novel to the bastardisation of the characters developed by Kathy Reichs. Anyone who has read one of the books and also seen the show will be well aware that they are poles apart. However, this is not necessary a bad thing as Max Allan Collins is a specialist in adapting TV shows and he has recreated the breezy and light nature of the programme.

Louis Joseph
Jan 20, 2016 Louis Joseph rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like "Bones" the TV series then you will like this book! FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth works on this case with Temperance of the Jeffersonian Institute to solve a case, which starts with a bag of bones dropped off at the entrance of a federal building in Chicago. The web unravels as more clues are discovered with more bones are deposited through out the city and at a national park. Each of the initial deposit of bones in a plastic bag with a bizarre a chilling note. A real twist comes wh ...more
Mindy Hoang
Jan 14, 2014 Mindy Hoang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bones Buried Deep is modified to be based on the television show Bones written by Max Allan collins. FBI agent Seeley Booth was making progress on his chicago mob case against the Gianelli family until a bag containing a skeleton with a note came in front of the FBI building. The case against the Gianelli family is put on hold. Booth gets help from Temperance Brennan who works at the jeffersonian institute who is the best anthropologist. As they both make progress they finally find a reasonable ...more
May 01, 2016 Kerstin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans der Fernsehserie
Da ich ein großer Fan der Serie bin, war dieses Buch für mich natürlich ein Muss... und obwohl es einige Kontinuitätsprobleme gibt, hat die Lektüre sich doch gelohnt.
Im Prinzip ist es wirklich, als würde man eine frühere Staffel der Serie lesen, anstatt sie zu schauen. Einige Kleinigkeiten, was die Charakterisierung und Beschreibung der Nebenfiguren betrifft, sind zwar nicht korrekt dargestellt, aber so nebensächlich, dass man kurz stockt und dann weiter liest.
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Bones Buried Deep, a fan-fiction novel based on the TV show Bones, which was inspired from Kathy Reich's similar novels, takes place in Chicago and stars Special Agent Seely Booth and Dr. Temperance Brennan. Booth is on a case in Chicago, trying to nail a local mob boss and his son, when an entire skeleton is dumped in front of the FBI building. Booth calls in Bones to help him solve the case.

Bones Buried Deep reads just like a Bones episode, start to finish. Collins even recreates what David B
Waury M. Dragon
May 27, 2013 Waury M. Dragon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was looking forward to that one because it's based on the TV show Bones, which I love. I became pretty obvious as I read on, however, that the author had very little sense of the characters' original personalities, especially Brennan. She doesn't say "cool", or freak out after being attacked when she is in control of the situation and just only nearly gets shot by Booth. Nor when she thinks of a skin scrapbook - she exhumed mass graves in Guatemala. Skin scrapbook? That's funny.
Jack Hodgins do
Lizabeth Tucker
Based on the Bones television series, you could consider this as legal fanfiction. Max Allan Collins, a mystery writer who has also written some of the CSI books has only done one in the Bones universe as of this date. I think I can understand why.

The basic story-line concerns a missing Federal witness who was vital to bringing down a Chicago crime father and son team. The search for the former mobster went on the back-burner when a multi-donor skeleton appeared on the FBI's doorstep. After a se
Like the CSI: NY book, Buried Deep was essentially an original novel set up in the same episodic format as the Bones television show. TV show fans beware, this book was written back when the series was in its infancy, meaning the characters are still rough around the edges and Booth and Brennan still have the antagonistic relationship they had at the very beginning of the first season. If you begin reading the book while in the second season, you'll realize just how far the characters have come ...more
Feb 14, 2009 Hailey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining especially for fans of the TV show. Reading this book from beginning to end was like watching an episode of Bones. The character's voices were made so clear, their attitudes and personalities and actions so perfectly their own. The book allowed viewers of the show literary versions of their favorite characters without a hint that their parts were written by someone other than the show's weekly scribes.

Obviously, the Temperance Brennan of the Bones TV show is a different Temperance B
I bought this book because I was a fan of the TV show 'Bones' - unfortunately the characters within this book don't really ring true to either the show or the book series by Kathy Reichs (which formed the basis of the show).

At a guess I would say that this book is set early season one, possibly season two of the show - the squints have passing mentions as the book is based in Chicago, it is a shame that they are used so infrequently as the Angela - Brennan interactions are some of the more enjoy
Tara Bates
I really enjoyed this book, it was engaging and interesting. I also have never read a book based on a show so that was interesting. Many books are turned into tv shows or movies, but fewer have novels written about the characters in movies or tv. It was well done, Collins really does these beloved characters justice.
Diane Wachter
Mar 01, 2016 Diane Wachter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bones Buried Deep, Max Alan Collins, PB-B @ 2006, 7/12. Seeley Booth calls Temperence Brennan to Chicago when a skeleton with it's bones wired together is dropped in front of the FBI building. She determines that the skeleton is made up of 4 different bodies and all died at different times...some decades ago! Very good.
I started watching "Bones" not too long ago, although the show has been around for a while now. And I love the relationship between Booth and Brennan and their constant banter and jokes. Unfortunately this doesn't come across so much in this book, just like the real work on any "bones" by Dr. Brennan is also cut very short here. But nevertheless a nice read if you're a fan of the show. Not so much if you want to enjoy a decent thriller.
Sep 19, 2012 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the TV show Bones
I read this a few years ago. It was an okay story. It gets bonus points for being set in Chicago (where I was born and raised) but otherwise it was mediocre fanfiction at best. And that comes from someone who writes fanfiction as a past time (mostly for sci-fi shows).

The characters seemed off. But my biggest complaint was the freaking descriptions of everyone's clothes. Holy crap, that's like a 16 year old girl's idea of good story telling. I don't really give a crap the exact color and fabric o
Aug 21, 2012 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the TV series and so when i found this on my kindle I may have gone a little crazy and jumped on my bed so much that i made my ceramic squirrel fall of my night stand, causing a small crack on the little acorn. May have. the only thing i found wrong, i can't find any more books like this. Sure there are books about Temperance but none of those books have Booth. I am totally loyal to Booth, like a dog to its owner, so when i look through the book description and only see things about this ...more
James Love
This is not Max Allan Collins at his best. I love his CSI novels, Nathan Heller, Mike Hammer and Road to Perdition. This one was a let down compared to the other books he has written.
Sandy Neal
I am not big on mafia themes but combining a special agent who needs help identifying bones and the Temperance Brennan character from the Kathy Reichs' books made for a good mystery.
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Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A ...more
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