Chronicles of Mark Johnson was compared by one man to the work of H.P. Lovecraft -- I have to admit at the time I had never heard of him -- and frequently my ghost stories get compared to the works of Lefanu, Poe and M R James; for a struggling writer this is a great honour as I admire the writers a lot.
H P Lovecraft
J. Sheridan Lefanu
I also had stories likened to Wilkie Collins and after trying to read "The Moonstone," I came to the same conclusion as others, it is far too long winded to keep interest in the story.