Gotta confess, I don't know who Hodgeson is
Are you sure? He wrote the Carnacki the Ghost Hunter stories that Podcastle has published (which this is spoofing), and you commented on one a few weeks ago in Podcastle 179: http://forum.escapeartists.net/index.php?topic=5497.20
Wow! I liked this one sooo much more than the Whistling Room. Carnacki's blunders added to the tension of the story.