It turns out that there are no books containing any substantial information on poltergeists. This shouldn't surprise me. Peeves came with the castle and no one knows what to do with him. But he fears the Baron, which as we all know is about the only leverage you can use against him.
I think, though, that the key to dealing with Peeves, and perhaps any poltergeist, really, is to earn their respect. I certainly don't think I'm that good, nor do I really care if I have Peeves' respect. But I do think fighting fire with fire could prove beneficial here. I am a Marauder, afterall.
So I tried it. Next time you see Peeves, ask him how the pepper's working out for him. Of course, he probably won't answer amidst the sneezing.
He was floating around carrying mistletoe, and I can only assume he wanted a good laugh in making odd couples kiss. Well, he saw me walking past a group of second years---thought it was an ideal moment, I guess---so I transfigured his mistletoe into a down-turned pepper shaker and blew it in his face. Only downside is that the second years may be questioning my sexuality.
Least you can do, you great pillock. Anyway, if I wrote a book it'd either be about practical jokes or Quidditch. In the one case, you'd read it cover to cover, and in the other you wouldn't touch the thing. None of this abridged nonsense.