08/18/2016 11:27 EDT | Updated 08/18/2016 11:59 EDT

Scottish Crime Author Val McDermid Shuts Down Sexist Troll On Twitter

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Bestselling Scottish-born crime writer Val McDermid, pictured at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where she talked about her new thriller entitled 'Cross and Burn'. The three-week event is the world's biggest literary festival and is held during the annual Edinburgh Festival. The 2013 event featured talks and presentations by more than 500 authors from around the world and was the 30th edition of the festival. (Photo by Colin McPherson/Corbis via Getty Images)

If you mess with crime author Val McDermid, you better be prepared for a public shaming.

The 61-year-old Scottish writer took down a Twitter troll on Tuesday, after they had made a comment about her being a feminist.

The original tweet, which is now deleted, said: "@valmcdermid I enjoyed some of your books but since discovering that you are a #feminist I've decided not to buy/read any more of them," Mashable reports.

In the perfect reply, the "Splinter the Silence" author responded, "Your loss. You probably struggled with them anyway."

Fellow author and gal pal J. K. Rowling quickly responded to McDermid's tweet adding, "Not to worry, Val, I'll order two of every copy from now on."

Other Twitter users praised McDermid for her comments and many of her fans also fired back at the sexist tweet.

And she also picked up some new followers.

What a boss (like come on, look at this picture).

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