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Dennis LeHane, the Boston area-based writer behind acclaimed novels like Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, has offered a very cool literary prize to anyone who can help find his lost dog.
After wishing his fans a Merry Christmas and letting them now that production is about to start on another film based on one of his stories, LeHane posted an urgent message on his Facebook page Tuesday.
“One another, more urgent note, our recent and 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 wrote, telling people to leave any information they have in regards to Tessa.
“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,” he added.
LeHane offered a unique reward to anyone who helps find Tessa. “Naming of character in the next book for anyone who gets her back to us! (No, really!)” he wrote.
“Again--Tessa, black-and-tan Beagle, 24 hours on the lam, sweet as all hell. Thank you!” he concluded.
According to WCVB, LeHane said that Tessa hasn’t been seen since 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve in Allston, close to a Hess gas station.
LeHane also posted an adorable picture of Tessa on Facebook.
LeHane’s novels have been a great source of stories for Hollywood lately, so you never know if the character he names after whoever has information on Tessa lands on the big screen. He is currently working on Animal Rescue with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
The author worked on The Wire, and his books Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River have all become films.