Besides the original Roswell High book series that inspired the TV series, a range of novels was published based on the events depicted in the show. These largely ignored the continuity of the original novels, and acted to embellish on events that largely went unexplained on screen (i.e. how Isabel met Jesse).
The Pocket Books Novels
While Roswell was still on air, three novels were published by Pocket Books. Once the show was cancelled, this range ceased publication.
1. Loose Ends by Greg Cox (June 2001)
2. No Good Deed by D.A. Stern (October 2001)
3. Little Green Men by D.W. Smith and K.K. Rusch (April 2002)
Simon Spotlight Entertainment Novels
Later in 2002, Simon Spotlight Entertainment (a division of Simon & Schuster), picked up the Roswell range and published a further eight novels. Following low sales, this range was also terminated a year later. The first four novels act a bridge between Seasons 2 and 3. The last four are set after the events of the series, and are considered by many fans to be 'Season 4'.
1. Shades by Mel Odom (September 2002)
2. Skeletons In The Closet by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (November 2002)
3. Dreamwalk by Paul Ruditis (January 2003)
4. Quarantine by Laura Burns (March 2003)
5. A New Beginning by Kevin Ryan (June 2003)
6. Nightscape by Kevin Ryan (July 2003)
7. Pursuit by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (September 2003)
8. Turnabout by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin (November 2003)