Award-winning author Dennis Lehane's beagle is missing around Coolidge Corner - and the author is willing to name a character in his next book to the person who finds the missing pooch.
Lehane reported Tessa, a black and tan beagle, has been missing from her home for the past 24 hours. Tessa is very friendly, micro-chipped, but was not wearing her ID tags at the time, according to reports.
According to a Lehane insider, Tessa has been spotted twice in Brookline in the last 24 hours, once on Naples Street and another time on Commonwealth Avenue.
Lehane wrote about Tessa on his Facebook page:
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. 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. Here's a picture of her. 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!
WBZ's David Rothstein tweeted that Lehane, who wrote "Gone Baby Gone" and "Mystic River" would be willing to name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa.
If found please call the Brookline Police Animal Control Officer at 617-730-2222.