The article contains detailed tables in sidebars with a large number of facts on and quotes from each of the novelists discussed.
Notes from the (Legal) Underground occasionally takes on the role of an agony aunt and has already given advice to a would-be legal novelist:
bq. Dear Troubled,
Your problem is an easy one to diagnose. You are clearly not fit for the law, but you are also not fit for writing. Thus your initial instinct was correct. You should write a legal thriller.