One of the stories in book 1 of the Chronicles of Mark Johnson
does bare a resemblance to his work "The Moonstone" which I am reading. I can assure you this is a coincidence as until a month ago, I had not read Wilkie Collins' work and the section I talked about was loosely based on a Holmes story called "Sign of the Four" which is the second of the Holmes mysteries written by Conan Doyle. My story does have variations from the original; which make it in my opinion scarier rather than more mysterious.
A few months ago, I put some of my work on a site called "I write like" which compares your piece in style to others; while I hoped to get compared to either David Eddings or David Gemmell; my story "To Elfenmere" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007XX5LVU was compared to Jane Austen, while it is an honour to be compared to the great lady, in no way can I see the comparison.
I admit to never have read her work nor seen films or plays of the stories, but our styles are very different. Miss Austen's books go into details about clothing and room decorations and mine I would have compared to the starkness of the writing of the Bronte sisters more than Miss Austen.
This point brings me to my current reading of "The Moonstone," the work is classed as an early detective classic and while I recall a little of the story, for now the story is at a point close to me giving it up for a loss; the story has started to go into details of painting rooms and games the young people played as well as telling us about how the young ladies feel about the young man who has the diamond of the title. Much as I like a good background for a story, I am beginning to think this story is losing itself in the background, I am at page 85 of 580 and I am struggling to keep an interest, which is sad as I looked forward to reading the writer, to who I had be likened.