Dennis Lehane, bestselling author of books like “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island,” is offering an interesting reward to the person who can help find his beagle that went missing on Christmas Eve. He’ll name a character in his next book after the kind soul who brings her back to Lehane’s family.
On Christmas, Lehane posted on his Facebook page along with a picture of the pup, “[O]ur recent and beloved rescue dog, Tessa, jumped the fence in Brookline[, Mass.] and has been roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner for the last 24 hours. It’s possible she’s staying in some good Samaritan’s home right now or has tucked herself away on a porch. But if anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts, please reach out to this page.”
He continues, “She’s smart, fast, and immeasurably sweet. She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. She’s micro-chipped, but her tags were off when she was let out into the yard. Naming of character in the next book for anyone who gets her back to us! (No, really!) Again–Tessa, black-and-tan Beagle, 24 hours on the lam, sweet as all hell. Thank you!”
As of Wednesday, Tessa had not yet been found.
“Last unsubstantiated sighting had her heading toward Cambridge. Big Harvard fan, our Tessa,” Lehane tells the Boston Globe via email.