Find Dennis Lehane’s Dog and Get a Part in His Next Crime Novel

If you know the whereabouts of a sweet-natured beagle named Tessa, the author of best-selling novels like 'Mystic River' and 'Gone Baby Gone' will name a character after you.

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Have you ever wanted to have a character in one of Dennis Lehane’s dark crime dramas named after you? Help the author find his beloved beagle and your wish could come true.

The author of books such as Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone has offered an unusual award for information leading to the recovery of his dog. In a post on his Facebook page, the Boston-based Lehane wrote:

“Our beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours.”

He added,

“Naming of character in the next book for anyone who gets her back to us! (No, really!)”

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According to WVCB, Lehane’s pup was last seen around 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon near a gas station in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. “It’s possible she’s staying in some good Samaritan’s home right now or has tucked herself away on a porch,” Mr. Lehane wrote on Facebook. “But if anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts, please reach out to this page.”

Tessa is described as a black-and-tan beagle, wearing no collar, fast, smart and “sweet as all hell.” As of late Wednesday, Mr. Lehane had not mentioned that his dog had been returned home. Hopefully, his beagle will fare far better than the characters who go missing in Lehane’s novels.

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