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January 8, 2013

Find Dennis Lehane’s Lost Dog, and You’ll Be in His Next Book

Filed under: Authors — Tags: , , , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 12:41 pm

finding-tessa-postergoodThe best-selling crime novelist offers a tantalizing reward for his missing Beagle, Tessa.

Michael Leaverton

Crime writer Dennis Lehane’s dog went missing on Christmas Eve, and if you find her — an adorable Beagle named Tessa — you’ll be in his next book. Really. In a do-anything-and-everything approach to get his dog back, Lehane says he’ll name a character in his next mystery after whoever finds Tessa.

And it won’t be just a token character.

“I can promise it won’t be just a walk-on part. I would never do that,” Lehane told 7 News. “Somebody that was good enough to return this dog and wanted their name in the book, then I would make them — I would give them some lines, I’d have them do something. I can’t say whether they’d be a hero or a villain, but they’d be noticeable.”

Considering that Lehane is an enormously successfully writer, behind such best-sellers as Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and Mystic River, this is a pretty solid reward. Savvy readers — and potential searchers — will note that each of the books also became movies, and good ones at that. How would you like Leonardo DiCaprio picking up an Oscar for his portrayal of you?

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