The network is developing a procedural based on the books, Deadline reports.
Glass's novels focus on April Woo, a Chinese-American woman who becomes the first female head of detectives in Coney Island.
The CBS project is being penned by author Amy Bloom, who previously worked on State of Mind.
Meanwhile, the show is being executive produced by Rescue Me's Denis Leary and Jim Serpico.
The April Woo adaptation is the latest project to enter development at CBS, which is also working on shows including a comedy from the creator of Retired At 35, a remake of classic sitcom Bewitched, and a television series based on the King & Maxwell novels.