If You Help Gone, Baby, Gone Writer Dennis Lehane Locate His Lost Dog, He'll Put You In His Next Book

The beloved rescue dog of acclaimed novelist Dennis Lehane (of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Gone, Baby, Gone fame) recently went missing in Brookline — the suburban Boston town Lehane calls home.

Tessa, a black-and-tan beagle, jumped the fence on Monday and has been missing for the past 48 hours. Though the dog is "micro-chipped," per Lehane, "her tags were off when she was let out into the yard."

According to a local ABC affiliate, She was last spotted near a Hess gas station in the Boston neighborhood of Allston, though Lehane believes she has since returned to Brookline and is "roaming through the wilds of Coolidge Corner" — the town's main commercial intersection.

Lehane has offered a one-of-a-kind reward to anyone who helps Tessa get home safely: Their very own character in his next book. "No, really!" he insists.

So, if you've been saving your keen beagle-finding skills for just the right character-naming reward from a best-selling author, this is probably as good as it gets.

[H/T: The Atlantic Wire, photos via Facebook]