Author says he'll name character after person who finds his lost dog

Author says he'll name character after person who finds his lost dog
Photo posted on Dennis Lehane's Facebook page of Tessa, the family beagle that has gone missing.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - Author Dennis Lehane is offering an unusual reward for the person who finds his family's beloved missing beagle.

Lehane says he'll name a character in his next book after whoever finds Tessa, who disappeared from the family's home in Brookline, Mass., this week.

He says on his Facebook page that Tessa jumped a fence at the home, and even though she has been micro-chipped, she was not wearing her tags.

Lehane says Tessa is "smart, fast, and immeasurably sweet."

Lehane wrote "Mystic River," ''Gone Baby Gone," ''Shutter Island" and other books.