NBC has booked bestselling author James Patterson to turn three more of his novels into primetime telepics.

Peacock’s TV movie adaptation of “James Patterson’s 1st to Die” performed solidly for the net last February. Under the mid-seven-figure deal, NBC will now develop adaptations of Patterson novels “2nd Chance,” “3rd Degree” and “The Beach House.”

NBC Studios will produce all three telepics. NBC’s Jeff Gaspin, executive vice president, alternative series, longform, program strategy and Bravo, said the network will air one movie a year beginning with the 2004-2005 TV season.

“These films fit into our strategy of airing pre-sold, pop culture titles,” Gaspin said. “James Patterson is a brand, much like Stephen King is a brand. What you’re selling is Patterson. His books sell; he’s constantly marketing something.”

Gaspin said Patterson helped the network figure out how to position “1st to Die.”

“James is a marketing genius and understands what it takes to sell TV movies in this environment,” he said. “He’s a terrific collaborator for a TV partner. He gave us a lot of flexibility on the script and what we wanted to do.”

Novel “2nd Chance,” the follow-up to “1st to Die,” continues Patterson’s San Francisco-set “Women’s Murder Club” franchise. The book’s lead characters — police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer, medical examiner Claire Washburn, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas — investigate a bizarre shooting in a city church.

Patterson’s third “Women’s Murder Club” novel, “3rd Degree,” follows the group as they investigate terrorist attacks that sweep the city. Novel is set to be published early next year.

Then there’s “The Beach House,” which revolves around a law student whose brother mysteriously drowns in the Hamptons while working for the retreat’s wealthy inhabitants.

Patterson, who’s repped by William Morris, served as a co-exec producer on “1st to Die.” The author’s novels “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls” were turned into Paramount features.

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)