Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch in “Bosch.”  Amazon Studios photo

Bosch is back!

Yes, Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch (Titus Welliver of TV’s “Deadwood” and “Lost”), our favorite private eye since Sam Spade, has returned to our TV and computer screens, and oh, how I’ve missed him. My excitement over the return of the noir series and its hero is tempered only by the fact that this is the final season of the much-decorated show.

The City of Angels, warts and all, is still the vaguely menacing backdrop, and Harry navigates its streets haunted by the death of a 10-year-old girl in an arson — a story based, we’re told, on Bosch creator Michael Connelly’s best-selling novel “The Burning Room” (2014) and the real arson case that inspired it.

Meanwhile, Harry’s colleague Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) is having emotional problems fueled by Edgar’s recent questionable shooting that is now affecting his job, while Bosch is forced to cover for him. Meanwhile, Edgar tries to find the solution at the bottom of a bottle.

Bosch’s daughter, Madeline Bosch (Madison Lintz), is also still an important part of the cast of characters, as is her boss, attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers).

I’ve only seen the first three episodes, but there’s our Hieronymus, older and grayer, deeply tanned from that relentless Los Angeles sun, wearing his favorite rope bracelet and sporting the same mysterious tattoos (more than 30 of them, all real.)

It’s comforting to see him once again in that impossibly gorgeous glass house overlooking the San Fernando Valley, listening to the soft, seductive tenor sax of John Coltrane (also this reviewer’s favorite sax man).

But the mood doesn’t remain gentle for long. While things initially look quiet, intrigue, darkness and violence are soon in plentiful evidence.

By episode three, Chandler’s new high profile case has attracted an assassin, people have begun to die, a character’s nude photos have popped up online, and city politics are endangering the careers of some of our favorite folks, including Chief Irvin Irving’s (Lance Reddick).

This is the last season of “Bosch,” and if I were you, I wouldn’t miss a minute.

“Bosch” streams on Amazon Prime.

J.P. Devine of Waterville is a former stage and screen actor.

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